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

Springfield, Illinois MSA

Springfield is a metropolitan statistical area (MSA) in Illinois.

Occupational divisions in Springfield:

  • 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 490 $22.97 $26.43 $54,980 3.3%
    13005 Personnel, Training, and Labor Relations Managers 280 $24.50 $25.19 $52,390 3.5%
    13008 Purchasing Managers 130 $16.51 $18.22 $37,900 3.8%
    13011 Marketing, Advertising, and Public Relations Managers 440 $16.31 $19.08 $39,680 2.7%
    13014 Administrative Services Managers 450 $17.26 $18.43 $38,330 2.5%
    13017 Engineering, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences Managers 110 $31.83 $29.94 $62,270 3.4%
      Line and Middle Management Industry Specific Managerial Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    15005 Education Administrators 430 $27.15 $26.48 $55,080 5.3%
    15008 Medicine and Health Services Managers 200 $20.70 $22.22 $46,220 3.2%
    15011 Property and Real Estate Managers and Administrators (*) $9.49 $10.57 $21,990 5.4%
    15014 Industrial Production Managers 50 $16.28 $18.87 $39,240 3.6%
    15017 Construction Managers 160 $23.70 $24.61 $51,200 5.1%
    15023 Communications, Transportation, and Utilities Operations Managers 110 $21.49 $20.39 $42,400 8.4%
    15026 Food Service and Lodging Managers 290 $12.31 $12.28 $25,530 6.7%
      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 3,660 $21.11 $24.61 $51,180 2.1%
    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 120 $17.63 $18.76 $39,010 3.4%
    21108 Loan Officers and Counselors 220 $16.70 $18.88 $39,280 6.1%
    21111 Tax Preparers (*) $14.74 $15.96 $33,200 4.3%
    21117 Budget Analysts 50 $20.87 $20.25 $42,130 2.2%
    21302 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 70 $12.75 $13.12 $27,290 5.4%
    21308 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 120 $15.74 $16.66 $34,660 1.6%
    21902 Cost Estimators 80 $20.74 $21.57 $44,860 6.4%
    21908 Construction and Building Inspectors 30 $19.80 $20.57 $42,780 3.6%
    21921 Claims Examiners, Property and Casualty Insurance 140 $16.94 $17.55 $36,510 1.6%
    21999 All Other Management Support Workers 380 $17.94 $20.54 $42,710 4.0%
      Engineers and Related Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    22121 Civil Engineers, Including Traffic 240 $23.66 $24.20 $50,330 2.8%
    22126 Electrical and Electronic Engineers 90 $27.26 $25.68 $53,420 4.2%
    22128 Industrial Engineers, Except Safety (*) $13.80 $22.07 $45,900 26.6%
    22135 Mechanical Engineers 70 $21.44 $24.26 $50,450 8.5%
    22199 All Other Engineers 350 $22.55 $24.27 $50,490 3.1%
    22302 Architects, Except Landscape and Marine 60 $29.49 $27.97 $58,170 6.1%
    22505 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians and Technologists 120 $16.75 $18.21 $37,880 2.3%
    22514 Drafters 130 $13.67 $14.54 $30,240 5.1%
    22521 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 30 $12.61 $13.31 $27,680 4.1%
    22599 All Other Engineering and Related Technicians and Technologists 200 $17.38 $19.01 $39,540 5.4%
      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 900 $25.80 $25.39 $52,810 4.8%
    25103 Data Base Administrators (*) $35.12 $30.72 $63,910 9.3%
    25104 Computer Support Specialists 410 $18.32 $19.62 $40,810 2.9%
    25105 Computer Programmers 1,220 $21.80 $22.55 $46,910 6.0%
    25108 Computer Programmer Aides 110 $10.91 $13.29 $27,640 5.9%
    25315 Financial Analysts, Statistical 30 $22.23 $27.09 $56,350 16.1%
      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)
    27108 Psychologists 30 $25.18 $26.17 $54,420 4.2%
    27302 Social Workers, Medical and Psychiatric 400 $13.25 $14.09 $29,300 5.3%
    27307 Residential Counselors 120 $14.95 $16.45 $34,210 8.2%
    27308 Human Services Workers 290 $10.83 $11.12 $23,130 2.5%
    27311 Recreation Workers 180 $9.26 $11.32 $23,540 11.3%
    27502 Clergy (*) $12.10 $14.10 $29,330 1.9%
      Law and Related Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    28108 Lawyers 370 $34.42 $34.63 $72,030 16.3%
    28305 Paralegal Personnel 80 $16.60 $17.98 $37,410 2.7%
    28399 All Other Legal Assistants and Technicians, Except Clerical 50 $26.20 $23.07 $47,980 7.0%
      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 (*) * * $51,260 3.5%
    31242 Business Teachers, Postsecondary 90 * * $48,520 9.9%
    31303 Teachers, Preschool 220 $7.92 $8.49 $17,660 2.6%
    31304 Teachers, Kindergarten 70 * * $29,790 5.8%
    31305 Teachers, Elementary School 1,600 * * $31,160 3.3%
    31308 Teachers, Secondary School 1,070 * * $27,850 3.5%
    31314 Teachers and Instructors, Vocational Education and Training 460 $16.49 $17.57 $36,560 5.6%
    31317 Instructors, Nonvocational Education 60 $11.71 $11.56 $24,050 4.5%
    31321 Instructors and Coaches, Sports and Physical Training 210 $7.79 $9.36 $19,460 3.6%
    31399 All Other Teachers and Instructors (*) * * $30,030 3.8%
    31502 Librarians, Professional 170 $15.65 $16.23 $33,760 7.1%
    31505 Technical Assistants, Library 50 $10.11 $11.41 $23,730 2.6%
    31514 Vocational and Educational Counselors 120 $15.24 $16.10 $33,490 3.0%
    31517 Instructional Coordinators 80 $20.12 $19.84 $41,280 10.6%
    31521 Teacher Aides, Paraprofessional 510 $9.36 $8.95 $18,610 3.5%
      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 280 # $53.39** $111,040** 21.7%
    32105 Dentists 30 # $52.48** $109,160** 24.8%
    32114 Veterinarians and Veterinary Inspectors 30 $25.09 $26.22 $54,530 5.5%
    32305 Occupational Therapists 80 $18.25 $20.65 $42,950 4.0%
    32308 Physical Therapists 110 $29.37 $27.88 $58,000 4.1%
    32314 Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists 190 $19.56 $20.27 $42,160 4.6%
    32317 Recreational Therapists 30 $12.99 $13.34 $27,760 1.6%
    32399 All Other Therapists 50 $13.17 $14.44 $30,030 5.1%
    32502 Registered Nurses 2,850 $15.30 $15.69 $32,640 2.6%
    32505 Licensed Practical Nurses 1,000 $11.24 $11.67 $24,260 1.1%
    32508 Emergency Medical Technicians (*) $8.32 $9.02 $18,770 4.2%
    32511 Physician Assistants 30 $12.98 $14.14 $29,420 11.5%
    32517 Pharmacists 150 $31.33 $28.39 $59,050 5.5%
    32519 Pharmacy Technicians and Aides 100 $8.00 $8.46 $17,610 5.2%
    32521 Dietitians and Nutritionists 30 $14.11 $14.86 $30,900 2.6%
    32902 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 250 $16.30 $16.34 $33,980 2.8%
    32905 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 110 $13.92 $14.31 $29,760 3.4%
    32908 Dental Hygienists 140 $21.94 $22.24 $46,260 6.1%
    32911 Medical Records Technicians 160 $9.73 $10.48 $21,800 5.1%
    32919 Radiologic Technologists 270 $13.88 $14.56 $30,290 3.0%
    32931 Psychiatric Technicians (*) $12.34 $12.33 $25,660 3.0%
    32951 Veterinary Technicians and Technologists 30 $8.50 $8.61 $17,910 4.5%
    32999 All Other Health Professionals, Paraprofessionals, and Technicians 320 $13.26 $13.57 $28,230 7.3%
      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 80 $16.68 $17.02 $35,400 1.9%
    34008 Public Relations Specialists and Publicity Writers 90 $17.34 $18.51 $38,500 1.8%
    34011 Reporters and Correspondents (*) $5.81 $8.50 $17,680 3.2%
    34035 Artists and Related Workers 50 $11.84 $12.62 $26,240 3.4%
    34038 Designers, Except Interior Designers 160 $9.54 $12.32 $25,620 4.0%
      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 40 $14.59 $19.26 $40,050 20.6%
    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 890 $13.60 $16.32 $33,950 2.7%
      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 250 $11.81 $13.37 $27,800 5.3%
    43011 Appraisers, Real Estate (*) $19.09 $18.05 $37,550 2.1%
    43017 Sales Agents, Selected Business Services 120 $18.48 $20.49 $42,610 3.3%
    43021 Travel Agents 60 $8.66 $8.94 $18,590 6.7%
    43023 Sales Agents, Advertising 80 $16.29 $17.12 $35,600 5.7%
      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)
    49005 Sales Representatives, Scientific and Related Products and Services, Except Retail 280 $8.49 $15.21 $31,630 7.7%
    49008 Sales Representatives, Except Retail and Scientific and Related Products and Services 640 $13.62 $15.84 $32,940 3.9%
    49011 Salespersons, Retail 2,570 $7.37 $8.85 $18,400 2.6%
    49014 Salespersons, Parts 230 $9.52 $10.46 $21,760 3.1%
    49017 Counter and Rental Clerks 350 $6.83 $7.21 $14,990 1.5%
    49021 Stock Clerks, Sales Floor 1,160 $6.33 $6.83 $14,210 1.9%
    49023 Cashiers 2,160 $6.30 $6.65 $13,830 1.1%
    49999 All Other Sales and Related Workers 470 $12.86 $14.39 $29,930 1.8%
    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 1,750 $13.87 $14.47 $30,100 1.4%
      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 380 $7.46 $7.62 $15,840 2.0%
    53105 New Accounts Clerks 100 $7.46 $8.28 $17,230 7.0%
    53121 Loan and Credit Clerks 160 $8.69 $9.66 $20,090 5.5%
    53123 Adjustment Clerks 600 $11.12 $11.18 $23,260 0.9%
    53302 Insurance Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 270 $16.27 $17.10 $35,570 2.8%
    53311 Insurance Claims Clerks 150 $9.56 $10.04 $20,890 1.6%
    53314 Insurance Policy Processing Clerks 150 $10.77 $10.63 $22,110 3.6%
    53508 Bill and Account Collectors 280 $10.22 $10.19 $21,200 1.5%
    53808 Hotel Desk Clerks 150 $7.58 $7.54 $15,690 1.5%
    53902 Library Assistants and Bookmobile Drivers 90 $10.48 $10.04 $20,890 7.0%
    53905 Teacher Aides and Educational Assistants, Clerical 370 $7.00 $6.94 $14,430 2.9%
      Secretarial and General Office Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    55102 Legal Secretaries 400 $11.10 $11.00 $22,880 7.1%
    55105 Medical Secretaries 240 $11.11 $11.95 $24,860 5.9%
    55108 Secretaries, Except Legal and Medical 3,530 $13.39 $13.59 $28,270 1.5%
    55305 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1,030 $8.31 $8.58 $17,850 1.6%
    55307 Typists, Including Word Processing 280 $9.47 $9.61 $20,000 1.2%
    55314 Personnel Clerks, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 110 $11.30 $11.67 $24,280 1.3%
    55321 File Clerks 210 $7.97 $8.43 $17,530 2.7%
    55323 Order Clerks, Materials, Merchandise, and Service 160 $9.94 $10.45 $21,730 3.6%
    55328 Statistical Clerks 50 $10.06 $10.26 $21,330 1.4%
    55335 Customer Service Representatives, Utilities 230 $16.43 $15.17 $31,550 4.7%
    55338 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,540 $10.10 $10.66 $22,160 1.1%
    55341 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 130 $11.62 $12.30 $25,580 1.6%
    55344 Billing, Cost, and Rate Clerks 250 $10.50 $10.66 $22,170 1.3%
    55347 General Office Clerks 4,360 $10.31 $10.24 $21,300 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)
    56008 Mail Machine Operators, Preparation and Handling 30 $10.46 $11.05 $22,980 2.2%
    56011 Computer Operators, Except Peripheral Equipment 150 $12.25 $13.05 $27,140 1.9%
    56017 Data Entry Keyers, Except Composing 700 $9.49 $9.58 $19,920 1.1%
      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 150 $8.05 $8.82 $18,340 1.3%
    57302 Mail Clerks, Except Mail Machine Operators and Postal Service 180 $8.52 $8.40 $17,480 2.7%
    57311 Messengers 130 $7.88 $8.23 $17,110 1.6%
      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 60 $9.08 $9.75 $20,270 3.2%
    58005 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 110 $14.98 $15.58 $32,400 4.0%
    58008 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 100 $11.76 $11.93 $24,820 1.1%
    58023 Stock Clerks - Stockroom, Warehouse or Storage Yard 630 $8.82 $9.62 $20,020 5.2%
    58026 Order Fillers, Wholesale and Retail Sales 140 $8.28 $8.94 $18,600 4.9%
    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 50 $19.41 $20.30 $42,220 7.1%
    61008 Housekeeping Supervisors 70 $9.04 $9.53 $19,830 3.6%
    61099 All Other Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Service Workers 390 $14.66 $14.90 $30,980 3.3%
      Protective Service Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    63008 Fire Fighters 270 $18.49 $18.86 $39,220 5.2%
    63035 Detectives and Investigators, Except Public 130 $8.44 $12.99 $27,020 4.3%
    63047 Guards and Watch Guards 450 $8.41 $9.76 $20,300 2.2%
      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 270 $7.07 $7.01 $14,590 3.5%
    65005 Bartenders (*) $6.11 $6.23 $12,960 5.2%
    65008 Waiters and Waitresses 1,410 $5.89 $6.39 $13,300 1.7%
    65014 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 440 $5.89 $5.91 $12,300 1.7%
    65017 Counter Attendants - Lunchroom, Coffee Shop, or Cafeteria 310 $5.76 $5.62 $11,700 3.0%
    65021 Bakers, Bread and Pastry 140 $7.15 $7.28 $15,150 3.6%
    65023 Butchers and Meat Cutters 110 $12.08 $12.48 $25,950 4.7%
    65026 Cooks, Restaurant 460 $7.53 $7.68 $15,970 3.4%
    65028 Cooks, Institution or Cafeteria 550 $7.81 $7.94 $16,510 1.8%
    65032 Cooks, Fast Food 270 $5.91 $6.09 $12,660 2.1%
    65035 Cooks, Short Order 160 $5.93 $6.43 $13,370 2.8%
    65038 Food Preparation Workers 940 $6.29 $6.70 $13,930 2.2%
    65041 Combined Food Preparation and Service Workers 1,370 $5.98 $6.18 $12,860 4.5%
    65099 All Other Food Service Workers 250 $6.04 $6.73 $14,000 5.9%
      Health Service and Related Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    66002 Dental Assistants 160 $10.47 $10.72 $22,290 5.6%
    66005 Medical Assistants 140 $10.85 $10.65 $22,140 1.2%
    66008 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,080 $7.65 $7.79 $16,210 2.0%
    66011 Home Health Aides 250 $7.65 $7.75 $16,120 1.2%
    66017 Physical and Corrective Therapy Assistants and Aides 60 $12.92 $13.24 $27,540 1.7%
    66099 All Other Health Service Workers (*) $8.86 $9.59 $19,940 2.6%
      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 720 $6.63 $6.74 $14,010 2.0%
    67005 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,830 $7.02 $7.98 $16,600 1.9%
    67008 Pest Controllers and Assistants 30 $11.04 $11.95 $24,870 5.3%
    67099 All Other Cleaning and Building Service Workers 120 $8.25 $9.51 $19,770 1.5%
      Personal Service Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    68005 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 230 $9.64 $11.30 $23,500 3.4%
    68014 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 430 $6.17 $6.85 $14,240 7.3%
    68021 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 40 $5.83 $5.88 $12,220 4.5%
    68023 Baggage Porters and Bellhops 40 $5.87 $6.05 $12,590 3.0%
    68038 Child Care Workers 570 $7.62 $7.84 $16,300 7.4%
    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 70 $6.65 $6.94 $14,430 2.6%
    79036 Sprayers/Applicators (*) $8.16 $8.56 $17,800 6.0%
    79041 Laborers, Landscaping and Groundskeeping 810 $10.04 $11.16 $23,210 3.8%
    79999 All Other Agricultural, Forestry, Fishing, and Related Workers 100 $9.90 $10.84 $22,560 1.6%
    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 330 $19.13 $20.21 $42,030 3.3%
    81005 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Construction Trades and Extractive Workers 180 $21.86 $22.60 $47,000 5.3%
    81008 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production and Operating Workers 170 $11.98 $14.28 $29,700 1.9%
    81011 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 40 $16.59 $17.51 $36,430 2.8%
    81017 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 60 $12.26 $13.32 $27,710 2.4%
    81099 All Other First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production, Construction, Maintenance, and Related Workers 290 $19.53 $22.11 $45,990 5.5%
      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 80 $11.56 $13.34 $27,740 1.8%
    83099 All Other Inspectors, Testers, and Related Workers 80 $11.31 $12.80 $26,620 12.3%
      Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    85128 Machinery Maintenance Workers 90 $17.11 $17.13 $35,630 1.7%
    85132 Maintenance Repairers, General Utility 660 $10.73 $11.57 $24,070 1.7%
    85302 Automotive Mechanics 520 $13.81 $13.82 $28,740 3.3%
    85305 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 250 $11.37 $13.01 $27,060 8.8%
    85311 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 70 $14.29 $14.24 $29,620 3.6%
    85314 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines (*) $18.75 $19.05 $39,630 2.2%
    85321 Farm Equipment Mechanics 50 $9.02 $9.17 $19,060 8.6%
    85702 Telephone and Cable Television Line Installers and Repairers 110 $17.33 $16.18 $33,640 3.1%
    85708 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Repairers (*) $12.53 $13.95 $29,020 3.8%
    85711 Electric Home Appliance and Power Tool Repairers (*) $11.42 $12.82 $26,670 11.4%
    85717 Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 70 $18.15 $17.42 $36,220 2.1%
    85723 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 50 $23.64 $24.53 $51,030 3.9%
    85799 All Other Electrical and Electronic Equipment Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers (*) $18.61 $18.25 $37,960 2.5%
    85902 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 230 $11.46 $12.79 $26,610 3.3%
    85953 Tire Repairers and Changers 40 $8.63 $8.84 $18,390 5.3%
    85999 All Other Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 340 $16.92 $16.82 $34,980 1.9%
      Construction Trades and Extractive Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    87102 Carpenters 590 $16.84 $16.48 $34,280 4.1%
    87202 Electricians 590 $24.16 $24.03 $49,980 5.3%
    87302 Brickmasons 280 $14.92 $15.70 $32,650 3.4%
    87311 Concrete and Terrazzo Finishers 80 $20.01 $19.46 $40,490 2.5%
    87402 Painters and Paperhangers, Construction and Maintenance 280 $13.16 $14.76 $30,700 4.4%
    87502 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 290 $22.53 $22.58 $46,970 13.2%
    87708 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 80 $14.22 $16.82 $34,980 12.5%
    87808 Roofers 110 $18.10 $17.79 $36,990 3.4%
    87814 Structural Metal Workers 60 $18.77 $18.33 $38,130 3.6%
    87999 All Other Construction and Extractive Workers, Except Helpers 50 $16.64 $17.15 $35,670 8.4%
      Precision Production Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    89108 Machinists 40 $15.43 $16.57 $34,470 2.2%
    89132 Sheet Metal Workers 90 $21.06 $19.58 $40,720 3.4%
    89505 Custom Tailors and Sewers 30 $8.68 $8.12 $16,900 3.0%
    89705 Job Printers (*) $18.62 $19.00 $39,520 2.5%
    89921 Precision Dental Laboratory Technicians 40 $10.50 $11.19 $23,280 8.0%
      Machine Setters, Set-Up Operators, Operators, and Tenders
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    91714 Metal Fabricators, Structural Metal Products 40 $10.32 $10.39 $21,610 1.3%
    91905 Plastic Molding and Casting Machine Operators and Tenders (*) $8.77 $8.70 $18,100 1.9%
    92512 Offset Lithographic Press Setters and Set-Up Operators 60 $13.60 $14.07 $29,270 11.8%
    92543 Printing Press Machine Operators and Tenders 40 $11.43 $12.13 $25,220 4.8%
    92546 Bindery Machine Operators and Tenders 50 $8.09 $9.83 $20,450 10.7%
    92721 Sewing Machine Operators, Nongarment (*) $8.71 $8.40 $17,470 2.1%
    92726 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Machine Operators and Tenders, Except Pressing 220 $7.27 $7.26 $15,110 2.3%
    92728 Pressing Machine Operators and Tenders, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 60 $7.22 $7.14 $14,850 4.0%
      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 180 $12.73 $12.96 $26,950 2.9%
    93956 Assemblers and Fabricators, Except Machine, Electrical, Electronic, and Precision 210 $8.91 $9.52 $19,810 1.1%
    93999 All Other Hand Workers (*) $7.55 $7.78 $16,180 2.8%
      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 30 $15.31 $16.62 $34,570 7.9%
    95099 All Other Plant and System Operators 110 $19.03 $18.82 $39,150 3.8%
      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 870 $12.32 $12.51 $26,010 3.8%
    97105 Truck Drivers, Light, Include Delivery and Route Workers 740 $9.74 $10.93 $22,740 2.4%
    97111 Bus Drivers, School 320 $6.35 $7.72 $16,060 9.8%
    97114 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 40 $6.93 $7.32 $15,230 2.0%
    97117 Driver/Sales Workers 180 $11.28 $11.47 $23,860 2.0%
    97805 Service Station Attendants 100 $5.87 $6.17 $12,840 7.4%
    97808 Parking Lot Attendants 30 $6.36 $7.39 $15,360 2.5%
    97947 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 190 $9.67 $10.83 $22,520 5.0%
    97956 Operating Engineers 100 $20.66 $20.58 $42,810 2.2%
    97989 All Other Material-Moving Equipment Operators 70 $11.52 $10.97 $22,810 12.8%
      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 100 $10.48 $11.47 $23,860 3.8%
    98312 Helpers, Carpenters and Related Workers (*) $7.84 $8.82 $18,350 5.2%
    98313 Helpers, Electricians and Power-Line Transmission Installers (*) $17.67 $16.66 $34,650 10.6%
    98705 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 140 $10.44 $11.31 $23,520 12.7%
    98799 All Other Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 300 $7.72 $9.13 $18,980 2.1%
    98902 Hand Packers and Packagers 550 $7.44 $7.67 $15,960 1.7%
    98905 Vehicle Washers and Equipment Cleaners 180 $6.34 $7.69 $16,000 5.1%
    98999 All Other Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 910 $8.98 $11.47 $23,860 2.4%

    (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