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

Peoria-Pekin, Illinois MSA

Peoria-Pekin is a metropolitan statistical area (MSA) in Illinois.

Occupational divisions in Peoria-Pekin:

  • 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
      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 670 $23.10 $25.31 $52,650 2.7%
    13005 Personnel, Training, and Labor Relations Managers 270 $21.14 $22.01 $45,790 6.5%
    13008 Purchasing Managers 270 $17.45 $19.87 $41,330 2.2%
    13011 Marketing, Advertising, and Public Relations Managers 600 $20.41 $23.50 $48,880 4.7%
    13014 Administrative Services Managers 430 $20.53 $21.26 $44,210 2.9%
    13017 Engineering, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences Managers 260 $33.39 $31.04 $64,570 2.9%
      Line and Middle Management Industry Specific Managerial Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    15002 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents 40 $21.84 $22.26 $46,310 2.4%
    15005 Education Administrators 550 $30.36 $28.44 $59,160 2.7%
    15008 Medicine and Health Services Managers 310 $22.21 $22.72 $47,260 3.2%
    15011 Property and Real Estate Managers and Administrators 60 $13.04 $16.54 $34,400 7.1%
    15014 Industrial Production Managers 190 $21.60 $21.55 $44,830 4.0%
    15017 Construction Managers 260 $23.31 $24.87 $51,720 3.6%
    15023 Communications, Transportation, and Utilities Operations Managers 230 $17.77 $18.83 $39,160 3.0%
    15026 Food Service and Lodging Managers 880 $11.17 $11.17 $23,220 4.7%
    15032 Lawn Service Managers 30 $9.10 $11.35 $23,610 12.6%
      Other Managerial and Administrative Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    19005 General Managers and Top Executives 4,560 $22.93 $26.89 $55,930 2.3%
    19999 All Other Managers and Administrators 980 $20.22 $22.48 $46,760 2.0%
    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 100 $17.41 $19.12 $39,780 4.5%
    21108 Loan Officers and Counselors 250 $14.30 $17.15 $35,670 3.5%
    21111 Tax Preparers (*) $9.50 $10.13 $21,070 4.0%
    21114 Accountants and Auditors 890 $15.90 $17.52 $36,440 4.8%
    21117 Budget Analysts 40 $21.06 $22.80 $47,430 2.6%
    21199 All Other Financial Specialists 310 $16.87 $20.03 $41,660 3.1%
    21302 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 150 $14.48 $16.79 $34,910 4.4%
    21305 Purchasing Agents and Buyers, Farm Products 30 $12.84 $14.88 $30,950 2.2%
    21308 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 180 $16.84 $17.44 $36,270 1.8%
    21508 Employment Interviewers, Private or Public Employment Service 90 $16.97 $18.12 $37,680 5.7%
    21511 Personnel, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists 260 $16.79 $18.74 $38,970 6.6%
    21902 Cost Estimators 220 $18.09 $20.76 $43,190 4.8%
    21908 Construction and Building Inspectors 50 $20.37 $18.25 $37,960 7.2%
    21911 Compliance Officers and Enforcement Inspectors, Except Construction 70 $21.17 $21.32 $44,350 2.1%
    21921 Claims Examiners, Property and Casualty Insurance 100 $18.22 $21.36 $44,430 5.3%
    21999 All Other Management Support Workers 430 $16.32 $18.21 $37,870 2.8%
      Engineers and Related Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    22114 Chemical Engineers 40 $30.49 $27.55 $57,300 4.9%
    22121 Civil Engineers, Including Traffic 200 $28.80 $28.78 $59,870 4.4%
    22126 Electrical and Electronic Engineers 240 $22.48 $23.89 $49,690 6.4%
    22127 Computer Engineers 150 $22.76 $23.88 $49,660 3.1%
    22128 Industrial Engineers, Except Safety 130 $23.88 $24.95 $51,890 3.2%
    22135 Mechanical Engineers 250 $27.58 $26.34 $54,790 6.0%
    22199 All Other Engineers 260 $24.59 $25.26 $52,550 3.3%
    22311 Surveyors and Mapping Scientists (*) $15.39 $16.51 $34,340 2.0%
    22502 Civil Engineering Technicians and Technologists 110 $19.59 $19.02 $39,560 5.3%
    22505 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians and Technologists 410 $14.44 $15.38 $32,000 2.3%
    22508 Industrial Engineering Technicians and Technologists 30 $18.79 $19.06 $39,640 2.4%
    22511 Mechanical Engineering Technicians and Technologists 40 $20.86 $22.10 $45,960 4.1%
    22514 Drafters 310 $13.98 $14.88 $30,940 2.7%
    22521 Surveying and Mapping Technicians (*) $13.12 $15.76 $32,780 11.4%
    22599 All Other Engineering and Related Technicians and Technologists 130 $20.11 $19.61 $40,780 2.7%
      Natural Scientists and Related Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    24199 All Other Physical Scientists 60 $29.10 $27.68 $57,560 8.2%
    24505 Chemical Technicians and Technologists, Except Health 50 $12.77 $14.22 $29,580 1.6%
      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 670 $21.10 $22.46 $46,710 5.7%
    25103 Data Base Administrators 50 $21.78 $21.88 $45,520 2.5%
    25104 Computer Support Specialists 410 $15.23 $16.35 $34,000 2.7%
    25105 Computer Programmers 500 $20.31 $21.67 $45,080 6.6%
    25108 Computer Programmer Aides 180 $13.70 $12.97 $26,980 1.8%
      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)
    27105 Urban and Regional Planners (*) $13.82 $16.49 $34,290 5.3%
    27108 Psychologists 60 $25.71 $24.44 $50,840 5.3%
    27199 All Other Social Scientists 30 $20.05 $21.91 $45,560 3.3%
    27302 Social Workers, Medical and Psychiatric 290 $11.78 $13.42 $27,920 5.4%
    27305 Social Workers, Except Medical and Psychiatric 500 $14.99 $15.44 $32,120 1.9%
    27307 Residential Counselors 260 $11.02 $11.84 $24,620 5.4%
    27308 Human Services Workers 510 $7.73 $8.38 $17,430 7.8%
    27311 Recreation Workers 550 $6.87 $7.75 $16,120 2.8%
    27502 Clergy 30 $13.76 $14.31 $29,760 2.9%
      Law and Related Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    28108 Lawyers 360 $31.37 $32.31 $67,200 9.3%
    28302 Law Clerks 50 $11.96 $13.12 $27,300 1.5%
    28305 Paralegal Personnel 100 $14.39 $15.70 $32,660 11.9%
    28399 All Other Legal Assistants and Technicians, Except Clerical 40 $15.21 $16.56 $34,450 2.6%
      Teachers, Educators, Librarians, and Related Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    31242 Business Teachers, Postsecondary 100 * * $27,200 3.5%
    31303 Teachers, Preschool 420 $7.66 $8.05 $16,740 2.7%
    31304 Teachers, Kindergarten 210 * * $30,140 7.8%
    31305 Teachers, Elementary School 2,580 * * $32,130 3.9%
    31308 Teachers, Secondary School 1,150 * * $37,240 4.2%
    31311 Teachers, Special Education 600 * * $34,670 3.3%
    31314 Teachers and Instructors, Vocational Education and Training 740 $14.02 $16.06 $33,400 2.4%
    31317 Instructors, Nonvocational Education 90 $8.07 $11.08 $23,050 6.1%
    31321 Instructors and Coaches, Sports and Physical Training 540 $6.05 $8.93 $18,580 7.6%
    31399 All Other Teachers and Instructors 200 * * $18,700 5.5%
    31502 Librarians, Professional 240 $11.82 $11.69 $24,320 7.3%
    31505 Technical Assistants, Library 80 $9.16 $9.07 $18,860 3.8%
    31514 Vocational and Educational Counselors 170 $14.05 $16.22 $33,750 5.5%
    31517 Instructional Coordinators 60 $21.87 $21.97 $45,690 3.3%
    31521 Teacher Aides, Paraprofessional 540 $8.06 $8.01 $16,650 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 680 # $53.28** $110,810** 11.5%
    32105 Dentists 110 $50.72 $45.88** $95,430** 15.4%
    32108 Optometrists (*) $11.42 $13.86 $28,820 12.7%
    32114 Veterinarians and Veterinary Inspectors 50 $23.22 $25.86 $53,790 8.1%
    32302 Respiratory Therapists 140 $15.38 $15.23 $31,670 1.6%
    32305 Occupational Therapists 110 $19.85 $20.60 $42,860 2.2%
    32308 Physical Therapists 180 $22.86 $22.91 $47,660 4.1%
    32314 Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists 210 $15.31 $15.67 $32,590 7.1%
    32317 Recreational Therapists 60 $11.64 $11.74 $24,410 4.1%
    32502 Registered Nurses 3,570 $15.79 $16.60 $34,530 1.2%
    32505 Licensed Practical Nurses 960 $12.78 $12.90 $26,830 1.3%
    32508 Emergency Medical Technicians 40 $11.20 $11.54 $24,010 2.4%
    32511 Physician Assistants (*) $24.36 $24.08 $50,090 7.1%
    32514 Opticians, Dispensing and Measuring 130 $10.01 $10.26 $21,340 5.1%
    32517 Pharmacists 360 $32.43 $29.00 $60,310 3.5%
    32519 Pharmacy Technicians and Aides 430 $9.00 $9.26 $19,260 2.7%
    32521 Dietitians and Nutritionists 60 $16.29 $16.58 $34,490 2.4%
    32523 Dietetic Technicians 30 $7.97 $7.89 $16,420 4.0%
    32902 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists (*) $16.42 $16.11 $33,510 3.3%
    32905 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 200 $12.61 $13.31 $27,680 2.6%
    32908 Dental Hygienists 190 $19.23 $20.57 $42,780 7.0%
    32911 Medical Records Technicians 250 $7.75 $8.16 $16,980 3.3%
    32919 Radiologic Technologists 230 $12.07 $12.59 $26,180 1.0%
    32928 Surgical Technologists and Technicians 110 $12.13 $12.16 $25,300 1.0%
    32951 Veterinary Technicians and Technologists 60 $8.38 $8.87 $18,440 7.9%
    32999 All Other Health Professionals, Paraprofessionals, and Technicians 880 $8.01 $9.16 $19,040 6.9%
      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 120 $12.74 $15.00 $31,190 6.9%
    34008 Public Relations Specialists and Publicity Writers 90 $12.99 $14.57 $30,310 5.4%
    34011 Reporters and Correspondents 60 $11.32 $14.61 $30,390 13.6%
    34017 Announcers, Radio and Television 90 $8.05 $9.35 $19,440 3.8%
    34023 Photographers 80 $10.70 $11.39 $23,690 6.4%
    34028 Broadcast Technicians 60 $9.19 $13.24 $27,530 11.0%
    34035 Artists and Related Workers 190 $13.19 $15.84 $32,940 5.2%
    34038 Designers, Except Interior Designers 260 $11.26 $12.88 $26,790 2.6%
      Other Professional, Paraprofessional, and Technical Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    39011 Funeral Directors and Morticians 60 $14.01 $16.34 $33,980 4.9%
    39999 All Other Professional, Paraprofessional, and Technical Workers 730 $12.86 $15.33 $31,880 1.4%
    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 1,650 $13.34 $15.53 $32,300 2.6%
      Sales Occupations, Services
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    43002 Sales Agents and Placers, Insurance 230 $22.04 $24.75 $51,480 8.6%
    43008 Sales Agents, Real Estate 30 $11.10 $17.01 $35,380 15.4%
    43011 Appraisers, Real Estate 30 $16.28 $24.29 $50,520 7.6%
    43014 Sales Agents, Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services 100 $11.72 $17.26 $35,910 7.3%
    43017 Sales Agents, Selected Business Services 280 $18.12 $19.24 $40,020 6.1%
    43021 Travel Agents 80 $10.37 $10.29 $21,410 5.4%
    43023 Sales Agents, Advertising 230 $13.46 $14.59 $30,340 3.8%
    43099 All Other Sales Representatives and Salespersons, Services 120 $16.84 $16.78 $34,910 2.5%
      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 60 $22.65 $22.59 $46,980 3.0%
    49005 Sales Representatives, Scientific and Related Products and Services, Except Retail 380 $19.94 $21.55 $44,830 4.8%
    49008 Sales Representatives, Except Retail and Scientific and Related Products and Services 1,190 $16.88 $18.38 $38,240 3.2%
    49011 Salespersons, Retail 5,130 $7.07 $9.15 $19,040 4.4%
    49014 Salespersons, Parts 520 $12.19 $12.71 $26,430 3.4%
    49017 Counter and Rental Clerks 460 $6.56 $7.20 $14,980 2.2%
    49021 Stock Clerks, Sales Floor 1,500 $6.54 $7.24 $15,060 1.7%
    49023 Cashiers 5,180 $6.32 $6.77 $14,090 1.1%
    49999 All Other Sales and Related Workers 1,100 $9.82 $12.06 $25,080 5.2%
    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 1,700 $13.17 $14.27 $29,680 3.1%
      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 880 $7.40 $7.41 $15,410 1.4%
    53105 New Accounts Clerks 90 $8.22 $8.66 $18,000 2.8%
    53117 Credit Checkers 90 $11.20 $11.26 $23,430 2.1%
    53121 Loan and Credit Clerks 260 $8.75 $9.63 $20,030 2.3%
    53123 Adjustment Clerks 500 $10.83 $10.85 $22,580 0.8%
    53302 Insurance Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 110 $19.44 $20.31 $42,240 6.7%
    53311 Insurance Claims Clerks 300 $10.51 $11.23 $23,350 3.9%
    53314 Insurance Policy Processing Clerks 240 $9.92 $10.19 $21,190 1.7%
    53502 Welfare Eligibility Workers and Interviewers 60 $19.56 $18.20 $37,850 2.0%
    53508 Bill and Account Collectors 270 $9.78 $10.38 $21,600 3.0%
    53808 Hotel Desk Clerks 220 $6.33 $6.52 $13,570 2.2%
    53902 Library Assistants and Bookmobile Drivers 370 $6.48 $8.30 $17,260 10.3%
    53905 Teacher Aides and Educational Assistants, Clerical 460 $7.28 $7.73 $16,080 5.6%
      Secretarial and General Office Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    55102 Legal Secretaries 410 $10.04 $10.70 $22,260 8.0%
    55105 Medical Secretaries 200 $9.09 $9.34 $19,430 2.3%
    55108 Secretaries, Except Legal and Medical 2,910 $9.64 $10.08 $20,970 1.3%
    55302 Stenographers and/or Court Reporters 190 $12.45 $13.31 $27,680 3.5%
    55305 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1,620 $8.69 $8.96 $18,640 1.4%
    55307 Typists, Including Word Processing 460 $9.20 $9.47 $19,690 1.3%
    55314 Personnel Clerks, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 170 $11.05 $11.47 $23,870 1.4%
    55317 Correspondence Clerks 40 $9.89 $9.84 $20,470 1.4%
    55321 File Clerks 480 $7.69 $7.88 $16,390 1.6%
    55323 Order Clerks, Materials, Merchandise, and Service 670 $9.02 $9.47 $19,690 4.0%
    55326 Procurement Clerks 40 $10.12 $10.27 $21,370 2.6%
    55332 Interviewing Clerks, Except Personnel and Social Welfare 100 $10.06 $9.67 $20,110 1.8%
    55335 Customer Service Representatives, Utilities 320 $15.74 $15.64 $32,540 5.5%
    55338 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 2,510 $10.24 $10.63 $22,100 1.7%
    55341 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 280 $10.69 $11.19 $23,280 3.1%
    55344 Billing, Cost, and Rate Clerks 580 $9.80 $10.12 $21,040 0.9%
    55347 General Office Clerks 3,820 $8.93 $9.09 $18,900 1.1%
      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 80 $8.63 $8.86 $18,430 3.3%
    56005 Duplicating Machine Operators 30 $8.86 $9.18 $19,090 8.7%
    56008 Mail Machine Operators, Preparation and Handling (*) $6.57 $7.13 $14,820 2.5%
    56011 Computer Operators, Except Peripheral Equipment 220 $10.68 $11.11 $23,110 0.9%
    56014 Peripheral EDP Equipment Operators (*) $7.96 $8.35 $17,380 2.2%
    56017 Data Entry Keyers, Except Composing 500 $7.43 $7.94 $16,510 4.7%
      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 310 $7.90 $8.16 $16,980 1.2%
    57302 Mail Clerks, Except Mail Machine Operators and Postal Service 190 $8.61 $8.61 $17,910 3.2%
    57311 Messengers 70 $7.33 $7.37 $15,330 2.0%
      Material Recording, Scheduling, Dispatching, and Distributing Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    58002 Dispatchers, Police, Fire, and Ambulance 110 $13.11 $12.86 $26,750 4.3%
    58005 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 310 $14.12 $14.33 $29,800 3.1%
    58008 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 340 $14.66 $14.31 $29,770 4.4%
    58014 Meter Readers, Utilities 70 $15.40 $14.36 $29,860 11.2%
    58017 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 60 $7.58 $8.39 $17,460 2.2%
    58023 Stock Clerks - Stockroom, Warehouse or Storage Yard 750 $9.61 $9.86 $20,510 1.1%
    58026 Order Fillers, Wholesale and Retail Sales 100 $8.90 $8.96 $18,640 1.8%
    58028 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 910 $11.24 $11.56 $24,050 2.0%
    58099 All Other Material Recording, Scheduling, and Distributing Workers 210 $9.07 $9.57 $19,900 1.6%
      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 1,050 $9.64 $9.86 $20,500 4.1%
    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)
    61005 Police and Detective Supervisors 140 $24.42 $24.81 $51,610 11.7%
    61008 Housekeeping Supervisors 90 $9.15 $8.98 $18,680 2.3%
    61099 All Other Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Service Workers 490 $11.04 $12.96 $26,950 3.1%
      Protective Service Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    63011 Police Detectives 30 $20.02 $19.60 $40,770 2.2%
    63014 Police Patrol Officers 510 $17.86 $16.05 $33,370 9.7%
    63035 Detectives and Investigators, Except Public 40 $17.48 $17.19 $35,760 8.1%
    63044 Crossing Guards 70 $7.60 $8.37 $17,400 5.2%
    63047 Guards and Watch Guards 710 $8.21 $9.51 $19,780 2.8%
    63099 All Other Protective Service Workers 100 $12.00 $12.07 $25,110 5.3%
      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 410 $6.27 $6.66 $13,850 3.0%
    65005 Bartenders (*) $6.03 $6.16 $12,810 5.0%
    65008 Waiters and Waitresses 2,860 $5.82 $5.76 $11,980 1.4%
    65014 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 670 $6.10 $6.32 $13,150 2.2%
    65017 Counter Attendants - Lunchroom, Coffee Shop, or Cafeteria 900 $6.44 $6.79 $14,130 3.5%
    65021 Bakers, Bread and Pastry 270 $7.53 $7.75 $16,110 2.0%
    65023 Butchers and Meat Cutters 170 $11.47 $10.80 $22,470 3.3%
    65026 Cooks, Restaurant 970 $7.58 $7.73 $16,080 2.3%
    65028 Cooks, Institution or Cafeteria 540 $6.44 $6.93 $14,410 2.8%
    65032 Cooks, Fast Food 1,220 $5.97 $6.31 $13,130 4.0%
    65035 Cooks, Short Order 160 $5.93 $6.32 $13,150 4.1%
    65038 Food Preparation Workers 2,310 $6.60 $6.87 $14,280 2.5%
    65041 Combined Food Preparation and Service Workers 2,640 $5.72 $5.80 $12,060 2.7%
    65099 All Other Food Service Workers 310 $5.98 $6.45 $13,410 2.0%
      Health Service and Related Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    66002 Dental Assistants 370 $9.56 $9.56 $19,890 3.5%
    66005 Medical Assistants 200 $11.25 $10.91 $22,700 5.3%
    66008 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 2,300 $8.05 $7.97 $16,570 2.6%
    66011 Home Health Aides (*) $7.72 $7.79 $16,200 2.4%
    66017 Physical and Corrective Therapy Assistants and Aides 200 $11.70 $11.00 $22,890 4.2%
    66021 Occupational Therapy Assistants and Aides 40 $13.13 $14.35 $29,840 8.6%
    66099 All Other Health Service Workers 360 $8.76 $10.56 $21,960 1.6%
      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 1,510 $6.87 $6.83 $14,210 2.0%
    67005 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 3,450 $6.63 $7.63 $15,870 3.7%
    67099 All Other Cleaning and Building Service Workers 270 $8.36 $8.45 $17,570 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 280 $6.22 $7.05 $14,650 3.9%
    68011 Shampooers (*) $6.58 $6.74 $14,020 3.2%
    68014 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 260 $6.00 $6.19 $12,870 2.9%
    68021 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 80 $5.86 $6.03 $12,540 6.1%
    68023 Baggage Porters and Bellhops 40 $5.80 $5.89 $12,250 2.8%
    68035 Personal and Home Care Aides 420 $7.17 $8.35 $17,370 2.1%
    68038 Child Care Workers 390 $6.90 $6.92 $14,390 1.5%
    68041 Funeral Attendants 70 $7.41 $7.57 $15,740 10.6%
      Other Service Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    69999 All Other Service Workers 730 $8.85 $9.46 $19,670 3.0%
    Agricultural, Forestry, Fishing, and Related Occupations
      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 100 $6.02 $6.84 $14,230 6.6%
    79036 Sprayers/Applicators 30 $8.14 $8.64 $17,960 3.0%
    79041 Laborers, Landscaping and Groundskeeping 1,650 $8.74 $10.68 $22,210 3.7%
    79806 Veterinary Assistants (*) $7.84 $9.66 $20,080 23.8%
    79999 All Other Agricultural, Forestry, Fishing, and Related Workers 40 $12.03 $12.02 $25,000 1.9%
    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 490 $17.97 $18.41 $38,290 2.2%
    81005 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Construction Trades and Extractive Workers 230 $24.40 $28.97 $60,260 11.1%
    81008 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production and Operating Workers 940 $17.42 $17.92 $37,280 1.6%
    81011 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 80 $16.46 $17.05 $35,450 1.1%
    81017 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 200 $13.07 $14.03 $29,170 1.5%
    81099 All Other First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production, Construction, Maintenance, and Related Workers 330 $19.02 $18.72 $38,950 3.2%
      Inspectors and Related Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    83002 Precision Inspectors, Testers, and Graders 100 $13.34 $15.14 $31,480 1.6%
    83005 Production Inspectors, Testers, Graders, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 500 $14.81 $16.09 $33,460 1.5%
    83099 All Other Inspectors, Testers, and Related Workers 50 $15.02 $16.49 $34,290 5.2%
      Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    85110 Machinery Maintenance Mechanics (*) $13.42 $15.21 $31,650 2.2%
    85128 Machinery Maintenance Workers 100 $16.66 $15.70 $32,650 1.9%
    85132 Maintenance Repairers, General Utility 1,390 $10.97 $11.08 $23,040 1.1%
    85302 Automotive Mechanics 840 $14.03 $14.72 $30,630 3.2%
    85305 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 410 $16.97 $16.07 $33,430 7.1%
    85311 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 290 $13.71 $14.67 $30,500 3.5%
    85314 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 100 $19.94 $20.80 $43,270 2.5%
    85321 Farm Equipment Mechanics 60 $12.57 $13.06 $27,170 3.5%
    85328 Small Engine Specialists 40 $9.51 $9.66 $20,100 1.3%
    85702 Telephone and Cable Television Line Installers and Repairers 340 $16.07 $16.82 $34,970 14.1%
    85708 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Repairers 60 $11.18 $11.18 $23,250 4.7%
    85711 Electric Home Appliance and Power Tool Repairers 50 $13.11 $12.40 $25,800 5.2%
    85723 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers (*) $21.54 $22.88 $47,600 7.9%
    85799 All Other Electrical and Electronic Equipment Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 80 $18.30 $16.72 $34,780 2.1%
    85902 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 150 $20.95 $19.13 $39,780 6.3%
    85905 Precision Instrument Repairers (*) $18.75 $17.75 $36,910 3.3%
    85938 Installers and Repairers, Manufactured Buildings, Mobile Homes, and Travel Trailers (*) $7.50 $9.30 $19,330 1.9%
    85953 Tire Repairers and Changers 80 $8.77 $8.14 $16,930 2.9%
    85999 All Other Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 320 $13.61 $15.06 $31,330 6.9%
      Construction Trades and Extractive Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    87102 Carpenters 1,070 $18.10 $19.34 $40,230 3.0%
    87111 Tapers (*) $14.19 $15.97 $33,220 6.1%
    87202 Electricians 690 $21.10 $20.25 $42,120 2.4%
    87302 Brickmasons 210 $21.18 $21.84 $45,430 3.5%
    87308 Hard Tile Setters (*) $17.42 $16.82 $34,980 11.8%
    87311 Concrete and Terrazzo Finishers 280 $21.86 $22.01 $45,790 2.6%
    87314 Reinforcing Metal Workers 70 $20.10 $20.33 $42,280 2.8%
    87402 Painters and Paperhangers, Construction and Maintenance 290 $16.30 $14.91 $31,010 7.5%
    87502 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 610 $21.94 $22.56 $46,930 4.8%
    87508 Pipelayers (*) $15.89 $16.95 $35,250 2.0%
    87602 Carpet Installers (*) $9.48 $11.20 $23,300 7.9%
    87708 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators (*) $22.32 $22.81 $47,430 4.4%
    87711 Highway Maintenance Workers 350 $11.47 $12.45 $25,890 4.6%
    87808 Roofers 260 $14.98 $16.28 $33,860 5.1%
    87814 Structural Metal Workers 120 $21.35 $18.40 $38,280 9.7%
      Precision Production Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    89102 Tool and Die Makers 140 $17.37 $17.20 $35,770 1.8%
    89108 Machinists 1,080 $14.47 $13.70 $28,500 2.0%
    89111 Tool Grinders, Filers, Sharpeners, and Other Precision Grinders 120 $20.03 $16.87 $35,090 4.9%
    89132 Sheet Metal Workers 590 $21.34 $20.25 $42,120 3.3%
    89311 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 120 $14.74 $14.06 $29,240 3.1%
    89517 Pressers, Delicate Fabrics 30 $9.83 $9.47 $19,700 3.7%
    89705 Job Printers (*) $9.90 $11.17 $23,230 10.9%
    89718 Platemakers 50 $16.51 $15.37 $31,970 3.4%
    89921 Precision Dental Laboratory Technicians 40 $9.21 $9.55 $19,850 12.7%
      Machine Setters, Set-Up Operators, Operators, and Tenders
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    91102 Sawing Machine Tool Setters and Set-Up Operators, Metal and Plastic 80 $10.06 $10.96 $22,790 2.1%
    91114 Grinding, Lapping, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters and Set-Up Operators, Metal and Plastic (*) $12.75 $14.13 $29,390 1.6%
    91302 Punching Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators, Metal and Plastic 70 $12.82 $12.63 $26,270 1.3%
    91305 Press and Press-Brake Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators, Metal and Plastic 450 $13.79 $13.97 $29,060 7.2%
    91502 Numerical Control Machine Tool Operators and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 970 $12.03 $13.04 $27,130 1.2%
    91702 Welding Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators 130 $15.94 $15.29 $31,810 3.0%
    91714 Metal Fabricators, Structural Metal Products 100 $13.47 $16.67 $34,660 12.5%
    92512 Offset Lithographic Press Setters and Set-Up Operators 140 $17.61 $18.64 $38,760 3.3%
    92525 Bindery Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators 50 $11.99 $11.45 $23,820 2.9%
    92541 Typesetting and Composing Machine Operators and Tenders 60 $11.60 $12.19 $25,350 6.6%
    92543 Printing Press Machine Operators and Tenders 50 $11.97 $13.40 $27,860 9.6%
    92546 Bindery Machine Operators and Tenders 130 $8.29 $8.78 $18,260 7.7%
    92726 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Machine Operators and Tenders, Except Pressing 260 $6.35 $6.75 $14,040 3.7%
    92728 Pressing Machine Operators and Tenders, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 80 $9.20 $9.08 $18,890 4.8%
    92935 Chemical Equipment Controllers and Operators 190 $16.83 $16.79 $34,920 6.2%
    92944 Cutting and Slicing Machine Operators and Tenders 50 $7.62 $8.39 $17,440 6.2%
    92953 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Operators and Tenders (*) $8.53 $8.68 $18,060 2.5%
    92958 Cleaning, Washing, and Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders 30 $9.80 $11.14 $23,160 1.3%
    92965 Crushing, Grinding, Mixing, and Blending Machine Operators and Tenders 40 $11.31 $11.99 $24,930 1.9%
    92974 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 200 $10.11 $11.61 $24,140 2.2%
    92997 All Other Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators 360 $21.84 $19.90 $41,380 2.9%
    92998 All Other Machine Operators and Tenders 450 $11.00 $11.56 $24,050 2.8%
      Hand Occupations, Including Assemblers and Fabricators
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    93114 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers, Precision (*) $11.04 $11.14 $23,180 2.4%
    93914 Welders and Cutters (*) $13.64 $13.75 $28,600 2.3%
    93953 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 70 $10.56 $11.05 $22,990 1.4%
    93956 Assemblers and Fabricators, Except Machine, Electrical, Electronic, and Precision 600 $8.54 $8.68 $18,040 1.1%
      Plant and System Occupations
    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 100 $18.02 $17.48 $36,350 2.4%
    95032 Stationary Engineers (*) $18.06 $19.92 $41,430 9.8%
    95099 All Other Plant and System Operators 80 $9.76 $10.74 $22,340 1.3%
      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 2,650 $11.38 $12.07 $25,110 3.2%
    97105 Truck Drivers, Light, Include Delivery and Route Workers 1,640 $9.41 $10.22 $21,260 2.6%
    97108 Bus Drivers 200 $11.53 $12.16 $25,300 3.3%
    97111 Bus Drivers, School 380 $5.95 $7.34 $15,280 6.6%
    97117 Driver/Sales Workers 550 $8.15 $9.43 $19,610 2.3%
    97199 All Other Motor Vehicle Operators 30 $8.04 $8.72 $18,130 2.9%
    97805 Service Station Attendants 100 $8.37 $8.74 $18,180 6.6%
    97808 Parking Lot Attendants 70 $9.34 $8.86 $18,430 2.5%
    97923 Excavating and Loading Machine Operators (*) $20.86 $20.02 $41,640 3.3%
    97938 Grader, Bulldozer, and Scraper Operators 40 $21.40 $21.06 $43,800 9.8%
    97944 Crane and Tower Operators 30 $12.11 $13.74 $28,590 1.8%
    97947 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators (*) $15.65 $14.71 $30,600 7.3%
    97956 Operating Engineers 220 $24.00 $24.12 $50,180 4.3%
    97989 All Other Material-Moving Equipment Operators 400 $11.84 $13.21 $27,470 1.5%
      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 360 $9.17 $9.99 $20,770 4.4%
    98311 Helpers, Brick and Stonemasons and Hard Tile Setters 180 $16.83 $15.21 $31,650 7.8%
    98312 Helpers, Carpenters and Related Workers 410 $10.89 $12.13 $25,230 3.8%
    98315 Helpers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (*) $6.05 $6.73 $14,000 9.5%
    98705 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 50 $8.88 $10.05 $20,900 18.9%
    98799 All Other Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,000 $10.41 $10.91 $22,700 2.9%
    98902 Hand Packers and Packagers 1,440 $6.76 $7.07 $14,700 1.9%
    98905 Vehicle Washers and Equipment Cleaners 320 $6.62 $7.25 $15,080 3.2%
    98999 All Other Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 1,530 $7.94 $9.20 $19,140 2.3%

    (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.

    Statewide estimates for Illinois

    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