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

Sioux City (Iowa-Nebraska) MSA

The Sioux City metropolitan statistical area (MSA) includes parts of Iowa and Nebraska.

Occupational divisions in Sioux City:

  • 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 200 $22.37 $23.97 $49,860 2.6%
    13005 Personnel, Training, and Labor Relations Managers 100 $18.73 $19.96 $41,510 3.3%
    13008 Purchasing Managers 100 $15.64 $17.85 $37,120 3.0%
    13011 Marketing, Advertising, and Public Relations Managers 210 $23.23 $24.64 $51,250 5.5%
    13014 Administrative Services Managers 250 $14.99 $17.79 $37,010 2.4%
    13017 Engineering, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences Managers 90 $33.25 $30.90 $64,270 3.5%
      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 140 $30.12 $26.18 $54,460 5.0%
    15008 Medicine and Health Services Managers 150 $19.23 $20.27 $42,160 2.3%
    15011 Property and Real Estate Managers and Administrators 70 $9.59 $11.05 $22,990 13.7%
    15014 Industrial Production Managers 120 $28.37 $27.42 $57,030 2.8%
    15017 Construction Managers 90 $19.20 $19.87 $41,340 2.7%
    15023 Communications, Transportation, and Utilities Operations Managers 160 $16.84 $18.00 $37,430 11.0%
    15026 Food Service and Lodging Managers 170 $9.05 $10.62 $22,080 6.6%
      Other Managerial and Administrative Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    19005 General Managers and Top Executives 1,830 $20.68 $24.72 $51,430 5.3%
    19999 All Other Managers and Administrators 290 $15.91 $17.76 $36,950 3.4%
    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 110 $15.71 $17.68 $36,770 5.3%
    21114 Accountants and Auditors 320 $16.30 $16.88 $35,100 2.1%
    21199 All Other Financial Specialists 50 $13.36 $15.19 $31,590 1.4%
    21305 Purchasing Agents and Buyers, Farm Products 70 $16.47 $16.70 $34,740 1.7%
    21308 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 40 $14.89 $15.01 $31,220 1.7%
    21511 Personnel, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists 160 $16.17 $16.66 $34,650 1.0%
    21902 Cost Estimators 90 $20.30 $19.32 $40,190 1.8%
    21999 All Other Management Support Workers 190 $16.44 $16.73 $34,800 5.0%
      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 $21.94 $23.80 $49,510 5.0%
    22128 Industrial Engineers, Except Safety 40 $21.62 $22.18 $46,120 3.4%
    22135 Mechanical Engineers 50 $18.14 $21.40 $44,510 2.7%
    22302 Architects, Except Landscape and Marine 30 $19.55 $21.76 $45,270 7.3%
    22514 Drafters 110 $12.39 $13.71 $28,510 1.5%
    22521 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 30 $14.08 $14.26 $29,650 2.7%
      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 120 $27.77 $25.68 $53,420 15.9%
    25104 Computer Support Specialists 120 $14.88 $16.68 $34,700 2.2%
    25105 Computer Programmers (*) $23.96 $24.49 $50,940 5.2%
      Social Scientists and Other Social, Recreational, and Religious Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    27302 Social Workers, Medical and Psychiatric 150 $16.17 $16.91 $35,170 3.7%
    27305 Social Workers, Except Medical and Psychiatric 190 $10.97 $11.54 $24,000 4.0%
    27307 Residential Counselors 350 $7.79 $8.59 $17,870 4.8%
    27308 Human Services Workers 160 $7.93 $8.97 $18,650 7.8%
    27311 Recreation Workers 50 $6.61 $7.47 $15,540 2.3%
      Law and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    28108 Lawyers 90 $30.77 $32.69 $68,000 20.8%
    28305 Paralegal Personnel (*) $9.10 $10.40 $21,620 5.1%
      Teachers, Educators, Librarians, and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    31114 Nursing Instructors, Postsecondary 40 * * $42,250 7.5%
    31303 Teachers, Preschool 70 $7.67 $8.07 $16,800 2.8%
    31304 Teachers, Kindergarten 30 * * $32,230 3.9%
    31305 Teachers, Elementary School 810 * * $29,790 6.5%
    31308 Teachers, Secondary School 540 * * $33,970 2.3%
    31311 Teachers, Special Education 230 * * $33,440 2.1%
    31314 Teachers and Instructors, Vocational Education and Training 60 $17.55 $17.58 $36,570 1.7%
    31317 Instructors, Nonvocational Education 40 $11.08 $10.77 $22,410 1.2%
    31321 Instructors and Coaches, Sports and Physical Training 140 $6.55 $8.63 $17,950 6.2%
    31399 All Other Teachers and Instructors 160 * * $26,160 2.6%
    31502 Librarians, Professional 40 $17.87 $17.68 $36,770 4.2%
    31505 Technical Assistants, Library 40 $9.67 $10.18 $21,170 5.5%
    31514 Vocational and Educational Counselors 30 $15.79 $15.34 $31,910 5.2%
    31521 Teacher Aides, Paraprofessional 200 $7.55 $7.67 $15,950 4.9%
      Health Practitioners, Technologists, Technicians, and Related Health Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    32102 Physicians and Surgeons 200 # $51.07** $106,230** 16.3%
    32105 Dentists 40 $30.98 $29.91 $62,220 20.5%
    32502 Registered Nurses 1,290 $15.12 $15.90 $33,070 4.3%
    32505 Licensed Practical Nurses 330 $10.33 $9.89 $20,560 2.3%
    32514 Opticians, Dispensing and Measuring 140 $8.19 $8.67 $18,030 2.4%
    32517 Pharmacists 70 $29.37 $27.31 $56,800 3.4%
    32519 Pharmacy Technicians and Aides 60 $9.02 $9.04 $18,790 1.0%
    32902 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 110 $15.53 $15.95 $33,190 1.5%
    32905 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 100 $8.18 $10.00 $20,790 7.0%
    32908 Dental Hygienists 70 $23.43 $24.11 $50,150 5.1%
    32911 Medical Records Technicians 40 $9.66 $10.04 $20,890 3.7%
    32919 Radiologic Technologists 80 $13.05 $13.10 $27,250 2.3%
      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 $15.66 $14.64 $30,450 4.7%
    34008 Public Relations Specialists and Publicity Writers 30 $17.47 $17.64 $36,690 2.8%
    34017 Announcers, Radio and Television 60 $7.96 $9.97 $20,730 13.6%
    34023 Photographers 30 $7.90 $10.86 $22,580 9.7%
    34028 Broadcast Technicians 30 $8.75 $10.31 $21,450 4.9%
    34035 Artists and Related Workers 40 $9.59 $10.03 $20,870 2.3%
      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 250 $17.17 $16.58 $34,490 1.3%
    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 1,020 $13.03 $15.09 $31,390 1.8%
      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 120 $17.10 $20.29 $42,200 6.5%
    43014 Sales Agents, Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services 90 $27.10 $32.36** $67,300** 19.8%
    43017 Sales Agents, Selected Business Services 30 $15.30 $16.20 $33,690 2.8%
    43021 Travel Agents 30 $9.52 $9.30 $19,340 8.5%
    43023 Sales Agents, Advertising 60 $14.32 $16.35 $34,000 4.4%
      Merchandise, Products, and Other Sales and Sales Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    49005 Sales Representatives, Scientific and Related Products and Services, Except Retail 220 $18.51 $17.59 $36,590 5.3%
    49008 Sales Representatives, Except Retail and Scientific and Related Products and Services 520 $17.28 $19.20 $39,940 2.7%
    49011 Salespersons, Retail 2,420 $7.78 $9.16 $19,040 2.2%
    49014 Salespersons, Parts 210 $10.93 $11.81 $24,570 2.7%
    49017 Counter and Rental Clerks 260 $6.24 $6.47 $13,450 2.1%
    49021 Stock Clerks, Sales Floor 690 $6.89 $7.18 $14,940 1.5%
    49023 Cashiers 2,210 $6.42 $6.98 $14,520 1.1%
    Clerical and Administrative Support Occupations top
      First Line Supervisors and Manager/Supervisors - Clerical Workers top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    51002 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Clerical and Administrative Support Workers 840 $14.68 $16.35 $34,020 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 370 $8.15 $8.15 $16,950 1.9%
    53105 New Accounts Clerks 40 $8.86 $8.66 $18,000 2.8%
    53121 Loan and Credit Clerks 100 $9.85 $10.32 $21,470 1.1%
    53123 Adjustment Clerks 380 $10.40 $9.72 $20,210 3.3%
    53302 Insurance Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 130 $18.24 $19.11 $39,750 4.4%
    53311 Insurance Claims Clerks 120 $10.07 $10.35 $21,520 3.2%
    53508 Bill and Account Collectors 50 $10.22 $10.70 $22,250 3.8%
    53808 Hotel Desk Clerks 110 $6.49 $6.59 $13,700 3.4%
    53905 Teacher Aides and Educational Assistants, Clerical 350 $7.25 $7.38 $15,340 2.3%
      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 (*) $10.22 $10.08 $20,960 1.5%
    55105 Medical Secretaries 210 $9.18 $9.24 $19,230 2.0%
    55108 Secretaries, Except Legal and Medical 1,130 $9.76 $10.29 $21,390 2.9%
    55302 Stenographers and/or Court Reporters 50 $11.72 $11.88 $24,710 1.5%
    55305 Receptionists and Information Clerks 680 $7.95 $8.04 $16,730 1.6%
    55307 Typists, Including Word Processing 50 $10.68 $10.40 $21,630 1.2%
    55314 Personnel Clerks, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 40 $9.57 $10.16 $21,130 1.0%
    55321 File Clerks 90 $7.69 $8.15 $16,950 1.6%
    55323 Order Clerks, Materials, Merchandise, and Service 90 $8.52 $9.11 $18,960 1.2%
    55326 Procurement Clerks 40 $10.22 $10.79 $22,430 2.2%
    55335 Customer Service Representatives, Utilities 60 $12.82 $13.20 $27,470 2.5%
    55338 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,060 $9.86 $10.40 $21,630 1.3%
    55341 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 60 $10.75 $10.73 $22,310 1.4%
    55344 Billing, Cost, and Rate Clerks 170 $9.02 $9.42 $19,590 1.0%
    55347 General Office Clerks 1,080 $8.66 $8.82 $18,340 1.0%
      Electronic Data Processing and Other Office Machine Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    56002 Billing, Posting, and Calculating Machine Operators 40 $9.04 $9.20 $19,130 2.1%
    56011 Computer Operators, Except Peripheral Equipment 70 $9.84 $10.26 $21,350 0.8%
    56017 Data Entry Keyers, Except Composing 130 $8.38 $8.77 $18,250 0.8%
      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 80 $7.99 $8.10 $16,850 1.1%
    57302 Mail Clerks, Except Mail Machine Operators and Postal Service 60 $8.79 $8.93 $18,580 1.1%
    57311 Messengers 50 $7.11 $7.07 $14,710 1.8%
      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 130 $14.19 $13.79 $28,690 2.9%
    58008 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 110 $9.97 $11.54 $24,000 3.7%
    58014 Meter Readers, Utilities 30 $19.81 $16.30 $33,890 3.3%
    58023 Stock Clerks - Stockroom, Warehouse or Storage Yard 370 $8.25 $8.93 $18,570 2.9%
    58026 Order Fillers, Wholesale and Retail Sales 30 $8.53 $8.48 $17,640 1.6%
    58028 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 490 $9.47 $10.54 $21,920 2.2%
    58099 All Other Material Recording, Scheduling, and Distributing Workers 30 $9.76 $11.40 $23,710 1.5%
      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 190 $9.82 $10.32 $21,460 0.8%
    Service Occupations top
      First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Service Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    61008 Housekeeping Supervisors 60 $7.82 $8.26 $17,170 1.8%
    61099 All Other Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Service Workers 300 $9.23 $11.60 $24,120 2.1%
      Protective Service Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    63047 Guards and Watch Guards 360 $8.07 $8.23 $17,110 1.8%
      Food and Beverage Preparation and Service Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    65002 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, or Coffee Shop 110 $6.56 $6.62 $13,770 3.2%
    65005 Bartenders (*) $6.76 $8.30 $17,260 3.3%
    65008 Waiters and Waitresses 850 $5.84 $5.89 $12,250 1.9%
    65014 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 220 $6.64 $6.89 $14,330 4.8%
    65017 Counter Attendants - Lunchroom, Coffee Shop, or Cafeteria 270 $5.84 $5.93 $12,330 3.1%
    65021 Bakers, Bread and Pastry 80 $8.20 $8.39 $17,450 3.7%
    65023 Butchers and Meat Cutters (*) $5.81 $7.76 $16,150 3.7%
    65026 Cooks, Restaurant 290 $7.63 $8.01 $16,670 2.0%
    65028 Cooks, Institution or Cafeteria 340 $7.20 $7.22 $15,010 1.2%
    65032 Cooks, Fast Food 210 $5.97 $5.96 $12,400 3.0%
    65035 Cooks, Short Order 30 $6.08 $6.71 $13,950 3.3%
    65038 Food Preparation Workers 890 $5.95 $6.30 $13,100 1.6%
    65041 Combined Food Preparation and Service Workers 1,090 $5.98 $6.30 $13,100 2.0%
    65099 All Other Food Service Workers 150 $7.24 $7.40 $15,400 1.9%
      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 90 $10.08 $10.07 $20,950 3.7%
    66005 Medical Assistants 120 $9.52 $9.42 $19,590 1.8%
    66008 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 850 $7.66 $7.67 $15,960 1.6%
    66011 Home Health Aides 110 $7.65 $7.64 $15,890 2.0%
      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 500 $6.74 $6.77 $14,080 2.1%
    67005 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,240 $8.05 $8.38 $17,430 1.8%
    67099 All Other Cleaning and Building Service Workers 270 $9.64 $9.30 $19,340 1.4%
      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 220 $8.01 $9.26 $19,250 7.6%
    68014 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 90 $6.85 $7.00 $14,560 3.7%
    68038 Child Care Workers 180 $6.27 $6.54 $13,600 6.7%
      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 140 $7.71 $8.42 $17,510 1.2%
    Agricultural, Forestry, Fishing, and Related Occupations top
      Other Agricultural, Forestry, Fishing, and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    79017 Animal Caretakers, Except Farm 40 $6.05 $6.40 $13,310 2.5%
    79041 Laborers, Landscaping and Groundskeeping 300 $8.41 $8.78 $18,270 3.1%
    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 250 $17.75 $18.55 $38,580 3.1%
    81005 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Construction Trades and Extractive Workers 130 $15.62 $17.21 $35,800 5.3%
    81008 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production and Operating Workers 580 $18.53 $18.24 $37,940 2.9%
    81011 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 90 $17.13 $17.22 $35,810 2.0%
    81017 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 70 $17.30 $16.72 $34,780 1.6%
      Inspectors and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    83002 Precision Inspectors, Testers, and Graders 40 $12.80 $14.54 $30,250 4.4%
    83005 Production Inspectors, Testers, Graders, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 180 $11.61 $11.04 $22,970 3.5%
      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 90 $13.13 $13.14 $27,330 1.2%
    85132 Maintenance Repairers, General Utility 620 $11.05 $11.25 $23,400 1.7%
    85302 Automotive Mechanics 300 $13.41 $13.63 $28,340 3.8%
    85305 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 100 $11.85 $12.53 $26,060 3.1%
    85311 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 170 $12.74 $13.14 $27,330 3.8%
    85314 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 60 $14.18 $14.28 $29,700 2.5%
    85702 Telephone and Cable Television Line Installers and Repairers 70 $14.46 $14.47 $30,100 15.0%
    85902 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 140 $15.04 $14.68 $30,540 2.7%
    85926 Office Machine and Cash Register Servicers 30 $12.28 $12.89 $26,810 1.4%
    85947 Coin and Vending Machine Servicers and Repairers 30 $10.73 $10.67 $22,190 1.5%
    85953 Tire Repairers and Changers 70 $8.01 $8.77 $18,240 6.8%
      Construction Trades and Extractive Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    87102 Carpenters 310 $11.32 $12.01 $24,990 3.5%
    87111 Tapers 30 $12.41 $13.29 $27,650 5.6%
    87202 Electricians 290 $18.54 $18.03 $37,500 3.7%
    87302 Brickmasons 40 $12.67 $13.19 $27,440 3.5%
    87311 Concrete and Terrazzo Finishers 80 $12.67 $13.07 $27,180 3.9%
    87402 Painters and Paperhangers, Construction and Maintenance 110 $11.30 $11.48 $23,880 3.5%
    87502 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 140 $13.66 $14.37 $29,880 5.6%
    87708 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators (*) $11.75 $11.75 $24,440 2.1%
    87711 Highway Maintenance Workers 160 $11.24 $11.41 $23,730 1.2%
    87802 Insulation Workers 90 $12.14 $12.43 $25,860 5.5%
    87808 Roofers 40 $10.99 $11.30 $23,510 2.2%
    87814 Structural Metal Workers 100 $15.12 $14.55 $30,260 6.5%
    87899 All Other Construction Trades Workers 120 $9.89 $10.52 $21,880 2.8%
      Precision Production Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    89108 Machinists 190 $13.38 $13.09 $27,220 1.2%
    89132 Sheet Metal Workers 90 $16.92 $15.08 $31,370 1.8%
    92543 Printing Press Machine Operators and Tenders (*) $11.92 $12.05 $25,070 1.5%
    92726 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Machine Operators and Tenders, Except Pressing 110 $6.85 $6.98 $14,520 2.6%
    92728 Pressing Machine Operators and Tenders, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 50 $7.52 $7.54 $15,670 2.0%
    92914 Paper Goods Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators 60 $12.81 $13.17 $27,390 5.1%
    92947 Painters, Transportation Equipment 30 $12.48 $12.55 $26,110 3.0%
    92962 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Operators and Tenders 30 $9.71 $10.21 $21,230 1.4%
    92965 Crushing, Grinding, Mixing, and Blending Machine Operators and Tenders 120 $11.19 $11.01 $22,890 2.1%
    92974 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 190 $9.44 $9.59 $19,960 2.0%
    92998 All Other Machine Operators and Tenders (*) $7.75 $8.04 $16,730 4.6%
      Hand Occupations, Including Assemblers and Fabricators top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    93914 Welders and Cutters 410 $11.52 $11.73 $24,400 1.2%
    93938 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers, Hand 320 $8.05 $8.20 $17,050 3.1%
    93956 Assemblers and Fabricators, Except Machine, Electrical, Electronic, and Precision 290 $9.70 $9.93 $20,650 1.4%
    93999 All Other Hand Workers 40 $8.81 $8.98 $18,680 1.6%
      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 $13.20 $13.32 $27,700 2.4%
      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 940 $11.04 $11.76 $24,450 2.9%
    97105 Truck Drivers, Light, Include Delivery and Route Workers 970 $13.65 $12.91 $26,860 4.2%
    97108 Bus Drivers 80 $8.53 $10.18 $21,180 4.8%
    97111 Bus Drivers, School 120 $7.14 $8.17 $17,000 11.5%
    97114 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 40 $6.32 $6.50 $13,520 3.5%
    97117 Driver/Sales Workers 210 $8.41 $9.33 $19,410 7.7%
    97805 Service Station Attendants 80 $6.56 $7.35 $15,290 3.0%
    97923 Excavating and Loading Machine Operators 70 $11.57 $11.95 $24,850 7.2%
    97938 Grader, Bulldozer, and Scraper Operators 80 $14.04 $13.44 $27,960 2.5%
    97947 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 290 $10.85 $11.39 $23,680 3.6%
    97989 All Other Material-Moving Equipment Operators 80 $9.37 $11.19 $23,270 2.8%
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    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    98102 Helpers, Mechanics and Repairers 30 $8.46 $9.80 $20,380 2.3%
    98312 Helpers, Carpenters and Related Workers 100 $7.34 $7.79 $16,190 6.1%
    98319 Helpers, All Other Construction Trades Workers 30 $8.51 $8.71 $18,120 2.4%
    98502 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 90 $9.98 $11.34 $23,590 2.2%
    98799 All Other Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 320 $9.25 $11.08 $23,040 3.4%
    98902 Hand Packers and Packagers 420 $7.69 $7.67 $15,960 1.4%
    98905 Vehicle Washers and Equipment Cleaners 240 $6.87 $7.44 $15,470 2.3%
    98999 All Other Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 1,700 $9.62 $9.71 $20,190 2.6%

    (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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    Technical Notes and Survey Method and Reliability Statement for 1998 OES Estimates

    Last modified: October 16, 2001