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

St. Cloud, Minnesota MSA

St. Cloud is a metropolitan statistical area (MSA) in Minnesota.

Occupational divisions in St. Cloud:

  • 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 330 $22.61 $23.95 $49,810 2.3%
    13005 Personnel, Training, and Labor Relations Managers 120 $23.25 $23.94 $49,790 2.2%
    13008 Purchasing Managers 90 $18.42 $20.36 $42,350 1.8%
    13011 Marketing, Advertising, and Public Relations Managers 270 $21.18 $23.61 $49,100 1.7%
    13014 Administrative Services Managers 140 $20.33 $21.38 $44,470 1.7%
    13017 Engineering, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences Managers 100 $30.80 $28.58 $59,440 2.5%
      Line and Middle Management Industry Specific Managerial Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    15005 Education Administrators 170 $32.32 $29.20 $60,740 5.1%
    15008 Medicine and Health Services Managers 50 $24.06 $25.08 $52,170 3.4%
    15011 Property and Real Estate Managers and Administrators 90 $9.14 $13.50 $28,070 18.6%
    15014 Industrial Production Managers 110 $22.44 $25.51 $53,070 4.9%
    15017 Construction Managers 160 $19.35 $21.89 $45,530 6.5%
    15023 Communications, Transportation, and Utilities Operations Managers 50 $22.61 $23.87 $49,660 4.4%
    15026 Food Service and Lodging Managers 140 $13.69 $13.64 $28,370 3.5%
      Other Managerial and Administrative Occupations top
    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 $21.54 $19.53 $40,620 14.1%
    19005 General Managers and Top Executives 1,990 $19.97 $23.56 $49,000 2.0%
    19999 All Other Managers and Administrators 370 $23.80 $26.56 $55,240 2.0%
    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 180 $16.24 $18.13 $37,710 6.4%
    21114 Accountants and Auditors 450 $15.33 $16.07 $33,430 4.8%
    21199 All Other Financial Specialists 160 $11.73 $15.08 $31,360 8.2%
    21302 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 60 $16.52 $16.02 $33,310 2.1%
    21308 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 80 $15.26 $16.36 $34,020 1.8%
    21505 Special Agents, Insurance (*) $25.06 $23.43 $48,730 6.6%
    21511 Personnel, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists 200 $13.30 $13.02 $27,080 3.5%
    21902 Cost Estimators 120 $15.03 $16.56 $34,450 2.7%
    21999 All Other Management Support Workers 290 $13.88 $14.86 $30,910 1.1%
      Engineers and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    22121 Civil Engineers, Including Traffic 30 $21.58 $22.53 $46,860 4.6%
    22126 Electrical and Electronic Engineers 40 $24.19 $25.80 $53,660 3.1%
    22127 Computer Engineers 30 $26.00 $25.27 $52,560 5.1%
    22128 Industrial Engineers, Except Safety 50 $21.53 $22.44 $46,680 2.3%
    22135 Mechanical Engineers 40 $23.97 $24.48 $50,920 2.9%
    22199 All Other Engineers 90 $20.94 $22.05 $45,870 1.9%
    22302 Architects, Except Landscape and Marine 30 $19.18 $19.88 $41,350 5.9%
    22505 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians and Technologists 150 $14.80 $15.42 $32,080 2.1%
    22514 Drafters 230 $12.62 $13.23 $27,510 2.1%
    22521 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 30 $14.73 $14.58 $30,330 3.3%
    22599 All Other Engineering and Related Technicians and Technologists 110 $17.08 $18.51 $38,490 2.4%
      Natural Scientists and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    24502 Biological, Agricultural, and Food Technicians and Technologists, Except Health 40 $12.29 $10.89 $22,660 3.5%
      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 180 $25.77 $26.96 $56,080 2.8%
    25103 Data Base Administrators 30 $19.75 $20.11 $41,820 3.0%
    25104 Computer Support Specialists 190 $13.82 $14.89 $30,960 2.5%
    25105 Computer Programmers 180 $20.63 $22.37 $46,530 7.3%
      Social Scientists and Other Social, Recreational, and Religious Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    27108 Psychologists 90 $19.75 $21.02 $43,720 3.6%
    27302 Social Workers, Medical and Psychiatric 130 $16.95 $18.62 $38,730 3.3%
    27305 Social Workers, Except Medical and Psychiatric 220 $15.12 $15.54 $32,320 5.7%
    27307 Residential Counselors 240 $8.50 $9.05 $18,830 3.0%
    27308 Human Services Workers 200 $9.97 $10.70 $22,250 8.3%
    27311 Recreation Workers 190 $7.54 $8.73 $18,150 6.8%
      Law and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    28108 Lawyers 190 $33.42 $33.49 $69,660 9.9%
    28305 Paralegal Personnel 70 $12.91 $13.46 $27,990 3.9%
      Teachers, Educators, Librarians, and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    31202 Life Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary 60 * * $54,380 6.1%
    31204 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary 40 * * $48,490 3.6%
    31214 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 70 * * $52,910 5.5%
    31215 Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 60 * * $46,890 5.3%
    31218 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary 90 * * $49,070 3.5%
    31224 Mathematical Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary 70 * * $53,270 5.4%
    31226 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 40 * * $55,420 8.1%
    31235 History Teachers, Postsecondary 30 * * $51,350 5.3%
    31236 Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary 40 * * $53,950 7.2%
    31254 Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary 40 * * $50,070 3.8%
    31303 Teachers, Preschool 170 $14.14 $14.05 $29,230 7.3%
    31304 Teachers, Kindergarten 70 * * $35,110 5.0%
    31305 Teachers, Elementary School 1,080 * * $38,270 2.2%
    31308 Teachers, Secondary School 1,270 * * $38,240 1.4%
    31311 Teachers, Special Education 380 * * $39,150 3.9%
    31314 Teachers and Instructors, Vocational Education and Training 80 $19.35 $20.76 $43,180 2.6%
    31317 Instructors, Nonvocational Education 30 $8.40 $9.69 $20,160 5.4%
    31321 Instructors and Coaches, Sports and Physical Training 160 $6.22 $8.78 $18,270 10.1%
    31502 Librarians, Professional 100 $18.34 $18.24 $37,940 2.8%
    31505 Technical Assistants, Library 80 $11.54 $12.33 $25,650 3.5%
    31514 Vocational and Educational Counselors 60 $19.29 $19.68 $40,930 4.6%
    31517 Instructional Coordinators 30 $17.34 $19.34 $40,240 3.7%
    31521 Teacher Aides, Paraprofessional 630 $8.83 $8.56 $17,800 3.2%
      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)
    32105 Dentists 70 # $52.68** $109,570** 14.8%
    32114 Veterinarians and Veterinary Inspectors 70 $24.89 $28.87 $60,050 13.3%
    32305 Occupational Therapists 50 $19.57 $19.55 $40,670 2.1%
    32314 Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists 40 $18.62 $18.37 $38,210 5.6%
    32505 Licensed Practical Nurses 630 $12.14 $12.39 $25,770 0.7%
    32514 Opticians, Dispensing and Measuring 60 $10.25 $10.14 $21,090 3.1%
    32517 Pharmacists 120 $29.99 $27.98 $58,200 3.0%
    32519 Pharmacy Technicians and Aides 100 $8.67 $9.34 $19,420 2.2%
    32521 Dietitians and Nutritionists 30 $15.87 $17.23 $35,830 2.0%
    32908 Dental Hygienists 120 $22.27 $22.10 $45,970 3.6%
    32911 Medical Records Technicians 70 $8.57 $9.58 $19,920 2.2%
    32919 Radiologic Technologists 60 $13.54 $14.57 $30,300 1.7%
    32951 Veterinary Technicians and Technologists 30 $9.19 $9.38 $19,510 7.1%
    32999 All Other Health Professionals, Paraprofessionals, and Technicians 170 $15.72 $17.84 $37,110 3.4%
      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 50 $14.35 $16.83 $35,000 5.6%
    34008 Public Relations Specialists and Publicity Writers 50 $12.87 $14.41 $29,980 5.5%
    34017 Announcers, Radio and Television 60 $7.20 $8.62 $17,920 6.3%
    34023 Photographers 30 $8.36 $10.59 $22,020 10.2%
    34035 Artists and Related Workers 70 $10.55 $12.01 $24,980 4.2%
    34038 Designers, Except Interior Designers 140 $10.13 $12.11 $25,190 2.0%
    34044 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 60 $8.37 $8.36 $17,390 2.1%
      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 890 $16.02 $17.00 $35,360 1.2%
    Sales and Related Occupations top
      First Line Supervisors and Manager/Supervisors - Sales Workers top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    41002 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Sales and Related Workers 1,110 $13.06 $16.00 $33,280 3.1%
      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 130 $9.87 $12.89 $26,800 23.7%
    43017 Sales Agents, Selected Business Services 150 $13.69 $16.26 $33,810 5.2%
    43021 Travel Agents 40 $9.85 $10.49 $21,820 6.3%
    43023 Sales Agents, Advertising 100 $11.48 $13.96 $29,050 7.0%
      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 40 $25.43 $29.88 $62,140 5.3%
    49005 Sales Representatives, Scientific and Related Products and Services, Except Retail 140 $18.64 $19.89 $41,370 3.4%
    49008 Sales Representatives, Except Retail and Scientific and Related Products and Services 740 $20.07 $25.79 $53,640 10.2%
    49011 Salespersons, Retail 3,330 $6.76 $8.89 $18,490 3.5%
    49014 Salespersons, Parts 220 $12.91 $13.93 $28,970 9.9%
    49017 Counter and Rental Clerks 240 $6.41 $7.01 $14,580 2.8%
    49021 Stock Clerks, Sales Floor 950 $6.38 $6.81 $14,160 1.1%
    49023 Cashiers 2,620 $6.38 $6.75 $14,040 1.1%
    49026 Telemarketers, Door-To-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Other Related Workers 680 $7.78 $8.92 $18,550 2.1%
    49034 Demonstrators and Promoters 40 $7.68 $8.89 $18,500 2.1%
    49999 All Other Sales and Related Workers 290 $7.40 $9.40 $19,560 2.4%
    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 760 $13.59 $14.51 $30,170 1.8%
      Industry Specific Clerical and Administrative Support Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    53102 Tellers 360 $7.74 $7.82 $16,270 2.1%
    53105 New Accounts Clerks 70 $9.67 $10.06 $20,920 4.2%
    53121 Loan and Credit Clerks 90 $10.59 $10.42 $21,680 4.4%
    53311 Insurance Claims Clerks 70 $10.47 $10.89 $22,660 2.0%
    53314 Insurance Policy Processing Clerks (*) $12.36 $12.66 $26,340 7.0%
    53508 Bill and Account Collectors 160 $8.66 $9.48 $19,720 1.4%
    53808 Hotel Desk Clerks 70 $5.87 $6.16 $12,810 3.4%
    53905 Teacher Aides and Educational Assistants, Clerical 260 $9.63 $9.40 $19,540 6.5%
      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 140 $11.21 $11.29 $23,480 3.7%
    55108 Secretaries, Except Legal and Medical 1,290 $10.61 $10.31 $21,440 2.5%
    55305 Receptionists and Information Clerks 750 $8.37 $8.61 $17,900 1.2%
    55307 Typists, Including Word Processing 180 $10.49 $10.19 $21,190 1.8%
    55314 Personnel Clerks, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 100 $10.58 $10.70 $22,260 0.8%
    55321 File Clerks 70 $8.38 $8.72 $18,140 1.5%
    55323 Order Clerks, Materials, Merchandise, and Service 310 $9.57 $10.13 $21,060 0.9%
    55326 Procurement Clerks 70 $10.46 $10.79 $22,450 1.0%
    55335 Customer Service Representatives, Utilities 50 $9.94 $13.73 $28,550 10.4%
    55338 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,230 $9.92 $10.05 $20,900 1.2%
    55341 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 110 $9.98 $10.26 $21,340 0.6%
    55344 Billing, Cost, and Rate Clerks 110 $10.35 $10.64 $22,130 1.4%
    55347 General Office Clerks 1,620 $9.42 $10.08 $20,970 3.4%
      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 30 $9.23 $9.60 $19,970 3.1%
    56011 Computer Operators, Except Peripheral Equipment 90 $10.04 $10.72 $22,300 2.1%
    56017 Data Entry Keyers, Except Composing 280 $8.49 $8.88 $18,470 2.4%
      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 90 $8.05 $8.24 $17,140 1.0%
    57302 Mail Clerks, Except Mail Machine Operators and Postal Service 30 $8.99 $9.06 $18,850 1.9%
    57311 Messengers 30 $7.18 $7.37 $15,330 3.9%
      Material Recording, Scheduling, Dispatching, and Distributing Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    58005 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 110 $12.95 $13.19 $27,430 0.9%
    58008 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 120 $12.85 $14.29 $29,730 1.2%
    58023 Stock Clerks - Stockroom, Warehouse or Storage Yard 560 $9.45 $9.87 $20,540 1.5%
    58026 Order Fillers, Wholesale and Retail Sales 120 $9.00 $8.88 $18,470 1.1%
    58028 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 840 $10.65 $11.21 $23,320 1.6%
      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 380 $9.66 $9.65 $20,080 1.3%
    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 40 $23.07 $23.31 $48,490 2.9%
    61008 Housekeeping Supervisors 40 $8.26 $9.63 $20,040 3.9%
    61099 All Other Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Service Workers 510 $11.48 $12.77 $26,560 2.7%
      Protective Service Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    63008 Fire Fighters 250 $7.66 $9.15 $19,040 6.9%
    63014 Police Patrol Officers 170 $18.39 $17.76 $36,940 2.2%
    63047 Guards and Watch Guards 100 $10.61 $11.64 $24,220 3.2%
      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 190 $6.20 $6.56 $13,650 3.3%
    65005 Bartenders 620 $6.22 $6.44 $13,400 3.0%
    65008 Waiters and Waitresses 1,740 $5.79 $6.10 $12,680 4.7%
    65014 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 370 $5.98 $6.06 $12,600 2.9%
    65017 Counter Attendants - Lunchroom, Coffee Shop, or Cafeteria 280 $6.11 $6.36 $13,220 2.2%
    65021 Bakers, Bread and Pastry 130 $8.07 $8.80 $18,310 3.7%
    65023 Butchers and Meat Cutters 100 $12.20 $11.18 $23,260 1.8%
    65026 Cooks, Restaurant 570 $7.68 $7.72 $16,070 2.3%
    65028 Cooks, Institution or Cafeteria 430 $8.24 $8.46 $17,610 3.1%
    65032 Cooks, Fast Food 420 $5.99 $6.21 $12,930 4.8%
    65035 Cooks, Short Order 220 $7.41 $7.48 $15,550 4.2%
    65038 Food Preparation Workers 1,020 $6.60 $6.96 $14,470 2.1%
    65041 Combined Food Preparation and Service Workers 830 $6.81 $7.24 $15,060 2.8%
    65099 All Other Food Service Workers (*) $6.97 $6.97 $14,500 2.9%
      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 210 $11.61 $11.94 $24,840 3.9%
    66008 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 720 $8.28 $8.42 $17,520 1.3%
    66017 Physical and Corrective Therapy Assistants and Aides 40 $11.99 $12.04 $25,040 1.8%
      Cleaning and Building Service Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    67002 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 570 $6.17 $6.61 $13,750 2.1%
    67005 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,350 $7.26 $7.96 $16,570 2.4%
    67099 All Other Cleaning and Building Service Workers 260 $6.91 $7.80 $16,210 1.7%
      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 320 $6.37 $7.71 $16,030 9.8%
    68014 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 330 $6.12 $6.58 $13,690 4.0%
    68021 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 30 $5.90 $5.98 $12,440 2.7%
    68035 Personal and Home Care Aides 390 $7.91 $8.09 $16,830 1.9%
    68038 Child Care Workers 160 $7.49 $7.54 $15,670 1.7%
    68041 Funeral Attendants 30 $7.50 $7.91 $16,440 6.4%
      Other Service Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    69999 All Other Service Workers 50 $7.48 $8.04 $16,720 1.9%
    Agricultural, Forestry, Fishing, and Related Occupations top
      First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Agricultural and Related Workers top
    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 (*) $13.94 $15.41 $32,040 2.3%
      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 60 $6.87 $7.25 $15,080 3.9%
    79041 Laborers, Landscaping and Groundskeeping 460 $7.93 $8.69 $18,070 2.1%
    Production, Construction, Operating, Maintenance, and Material Handling Occupations top
      First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production, Construction, Maintenance, and Related Workers top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    81002 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 310 $18.40 $19.22 $39,980 2.4%
    81005 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Construction Trades and Extractive Workers 170 $20.44 $23.97 $49,860 4.9%
    81008 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production and Operating Workers 480 $15.75 $16.71 $34,760 1.4%
    81011 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 190 $18.29 $18.15 $37,740 4.3%
    81017 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 170 $16.38 $16.48 $34,270 1.4%
    81099 All Other First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production, Construction, Maintenance, and Related Workers 190 $17.66 $17.55 $36,510 1.9%
      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 120 $9.22 $10.31 $21,450 5.5%
    83005 Production Inspectors, Testers, Graders, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 410 $10.73 $11.13 $23,140 1.6%
      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 210 $13.61 $13.86 $28,840 1.3%
    85128 Machinery Maintenance Workers 70 $13.62 $14.40 $29,950 2.3%
    85132 Maintenance Repairers, General Utility 670 $12.26 $12.15 $25,260 1.5%
    85302 Automotive Mechanics 370 $14.06 $14.06 $29,240 3.1%
    85305 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 200 $11.15 $11.38 $23,680 9.1%
    85311 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 210 $12.72 $12.96 $26,960 1.6%
    85314 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 70 $16.87 $16.40 $34,110 6.2%
    85321 Farm Equipment Mechanics 100 $11.15 $11.47 $23,860 2.0%
    85328 Small Engine Specialists 50 $10.78 $10.89 $22,650 4.3%
    85702 Telephone and Cable Television Line Installers and Repairers 100 $14.33 $13.56 $28,210 2.9%
    85711 Electric Home Appliance and Power Tool Repairers 30 $7.44 $9.89 $20,580 24.2%
    85723 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 70 $13.76 $16.89 $35,140 2.0%
    85902 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 150 $13.86 $15.41 $32,050 3.9%
    85947 Coin and Vending Machine Servicers and Repairers 70 $10.25 $10.47 $21,780 0.9%
    85953 Tire Repairers and Changers 100 $9.25 $10.14 $21,090 10.7%
    85999 All Other Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 160 $13.24 $13.70 $28,490 0.9%
      Construction Trades and Extractive Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    87102 Carpenters 480 $12.85 $13.32 $27,710 2.1%
    87108 Drywall Installers 100 $9.64 $10.07 $20,950 5.9%
    87202 Electricians 320 $17.04 $16.89 $35,140 3.5%
    87302 Brickmasons 70 $17.89 $17.28 $35,940 9.8%
    87311 Concrete and Terrazzo Finishers 70 $15.70 $15.26 $31,740 3.2%
    87402 Painters and Paperhangers, Construction and Maintenance 70 $15.31 $14.77 $30,720 4.4%
    87502 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 390 $14.09 $14.24 $29,620 4.0%
    87602 Carpet Installers (*) $11.96 $12.48 $25,960 1.6%
    87711 Highway Maintenance Workers 130 $15.80 $15.58 $32,410 2.1%
    87808 Roofers 80 $15.49 $16.31 $33,920 2.1%
    87899 All Other Construction Trades Workers 50 $12.34 $14.38 $29,910 5.0%
    87902 Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas (*) $19.78 $19.79 $41,160 12.0%
      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 50 $14.78 $14.42 $29,990 1.6%
    89108 Machinists 190 $14.23 $14.13 $29,400 2.1%
    89132 Sheet Metal Workers 180 $13.51 $14.79 $30,770 1.9%
    89311 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters (*) $11.47 $11.74 $24,420 6.2%
    89314 Furniture Finishers 30 $8.12 $8.50 $17,680 5.8%
    89707 Electronic Pagination System Operators (*) $15.37 $15.90 $33,060 3.2%
    89717 Strippers 60 $18.40 $17.80 $37,030 5.9%
    89718 Platemakers 60 $14.44 $14.26 $29,670 2.9%
    89808 Food Batchmakers 40 $12.85 $12.43 $25,860 2.1%
    89917 Precision Optical Goods Workers 350 $8.55 $9.16 $19,060 2.8%
    89999 All Other Precision Workers 70 $12.56 $12.20 $25,370 1.3%
      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)
    91105 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters and Set-Up Operators, Metal and Plastic 50 $14.84 $14.50 $30,150 2.6%
    91502 Numerical Control Machine Tool Operators and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 70 $13.82 $13.40 $27,860 2.6%
    92314 Woodworking Machine Operators and Tenders, Except Sawing 60 $9.52 $9.69 $20,160 1.5%
    92512 Offset Lithographic Press Setters and Set-Up Operators 270 $15.54 $15.86 $32,980 5.2%
    92525 Bindery Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators 120 $14.83 $14.41 $29,970 2.4%
    92543 Printing Press Machine Operators and Tenders (*) $8.24 $9.56 $19,890 10.4%
    92546 Bindery Machine Operators and Tenders 90 $10.14 $10.26 $21,340 3.8%
    92721 Sewing Machine Operators, Nongarment 30 $7.91 $7.92 $16,470 2.7%
    92726 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Machine Operators and Tenders, Except Pressing 60 $8.36 $8.64 $17,970 5.2%
    92728 Pressing Machine Operators and Tenders, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 50 $8.09 $8.16 $16,980 2.3%
    92926 Boiler Operators and Tenders, Low Pressure 30 $15.02 $14.77 $30,730 2.5%
    92944 Cutting and Slicing Machine Operators and Tenders 90 $12.72 $12.80 $26,620 1.4%
    92947 Painters, Transportation Equipment (*) $8.85 $9.07 $18,860 5.6%
    92951 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators 40 $10.34 $10.99 $22,870 5.3%
    92965 Crushing, Grinding, Mixing, and Blending Machine Operators and Tenders 260 $12.04 $11.90 $24,750 1.2%
    92974 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 200 $10.42 $11.02 $22,930 1.7%
    92997 All Other Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators 210 $11.54 $13.99 $29,100 5.4%
    92998 All Other Machine Operators and Tenders 810 $10.22 $11.46 $23,840 1.3%
      Hand Occupations, Including Assemblers and Fabricators top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    93914 Welders and Cutters 460 $12.12 $12.24 $25,460 1.3%
    93953 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 150 $11.98 $11.89 $24,720 1.7%
      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 50 $17.05 $15.78 $32,810 4.5%
      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 1,520 $12.45 $13.05 $27,150 1.8%
    97105 Truck Drivers, Light, Include Delivery and Route Workers 870 $9.41 $9.80 $20,380 1.1%
    97108 Bus Drivers 200 $8.39 $8.98 $18,680 4.1%
    97111 Bus Drivers, School 580 $8.07 $8.34 $17,340 3.9%
    97117 Driver/Sales Workers 140 $10.81 $10.68 $22,210 1.4%
    97805 Service Station Attendants 70 $6.20 $6.68 $13,900 2.3%
    97899 All Other Transportation and Related Workers 40 $11.93 $12.98 $26,990 2.3%
    97923 Excavating and Loading Machine Operators 270 $12.91 $12.80 $26,610 8.3%
    97938 Grader, Bulldozer, and Scraper Operators 90 $20.70 $18.81 $39,130 5.7%
    97944 Crane and Tower Operators 60 $13.78 $16.32 $33,940 2.1%
    97947 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 470 $11.90 $12.17 $25,310 1.6%
    97956 Operating Engineers 90 $15.31 $15.49 $32,220 1.7%
      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 120 $8.93 $10.38 $21,580 3.4%
    98311 Helpers, Brick and Stonemasons and Hard Tile Setters 70 $15.90 $15.42 $32,070 10.3%
    98312 Helpers, Carpenters and Related Workers 110 $10.45 $11.27 $23,430 2.2%
    98319 Helpers, All Other Construction Trades Workers 50 $11.20 $12.08 $25,120 1.8%
    98502 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 380 $9.77 $9.76 $20,310 1.6%
    98799 All Other Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,010 $10.21 $9.67 $20,110 3.4%
    98902 Hand Packers and Packagers 800 $8.17 $8.42 $17,510 2.1%
    98905 Vehicle Washers and Equipment Cleaners 140 $6.56 $7.49 $15,570 4.9%
    98999 All Other Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 900 $9.85 $10.08 $20,980 2.1%

    (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 Minnesota

    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