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

Topeka, Kansas MSA

Topeka is a metropolitan statistical area (MSA) in Kansas.

Occupational divisions in Topeka:

  • 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 610 $18.32 $21.35 $44,400 2.6%
    13005 Personnel, Training, and Labor Relations Managers 190 $20.86 $21.90 $45,560 4.3%
    13008 Purchasing Managers 60 $18.42 $21.09 $43,860 4.3%
    13011 Marketing, Advertising, and Public Relations Managers 340 $22.66 $24.91 $51,810 2.6%
    13014 Administrative Services Managers 230 $20.20 $23.05 $47,950 3.5%
    13017 Engineering, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences Managers 250 $32.31 $30.09 $62,590 2.8%
      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 210 $24.52 $24.51 $50,980 5.0%
    15008 Medicine and Health Services Managers 190 $27.66 $28.42 $59,110 4.5%
    15011 Property and Real Estate Managers and Administrators 100 $6.17 $9.72 $20,220 15.2%
    15014 Industrial Production Managers 110 $29.06 $29.65 $61,680 3.0%
    15017 Construction Managers 180 $19.23 $20.33 $42,290 2.7%
    15023 Communications, Transportation, and Utilities Operations Managers 150 $25.00 $24.12 $50,180 3.7%
    15026 Food Service and Lodging Managers 300 $10.70 $12.26 $25,510 4.8%
      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 470 $18.57 $17.24 $35,860 6.8%
    19005 General Managers and Top Executives 2,730 $22.07 $25.47 $52,970 2.6%
    19999 All Other Managers and Administrators 710 $20.41 $21.69 $45,110 2.2%
    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)
    21102 Insurance Underwriters 70 $13.45 $16.67 $34,670 4.9%
    21108 Loan Officers and Counselors 130 $15.84 $17.39 $36,170 4.4%
    21111 Tax Preparers (*) $11.56 $14.61 $30,400 9.8%
    21114 Accountants and Auditors 930 $17.59 $19.75 $41,080 3.4%
    21199 All Other Financial Specialists 80 $17.22 $19.71 $41,000 1.8%
    21302 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 70 $12.62 $14.00 $29,130 1.4%
    21308 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 130 $17.03 $18.42 $38,320 2.5%
    21511 Personnel, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists 450 $17.29 $17.80 $37,030 1.5%
    21902 Cost Estimators 100 $17.79 $19.25 $40,040 3.3%
      Engineers and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    22126 Electrical and Electronic Engineers 150 $29.69 $27.61 $57,430 4.7%
    22127 Computer Engineers 50 $24.33 $27.03 $56,230 8.8%
    22128 Industrial Engineers, Except Safety 30 $23.54 $23.23 $48,310 4.2%
    22135 Mechanical Engineers 60 $28.05 $27.68 $57,570 6.9%
    22302 Architects, Except Landscape and Marine 40 $19.83 $21.59 $44,900 2.6%
    22311 Surveyors and Mapping Scientists 30 $15.45 $15.81 $32,890 11.2%
    22505 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians and Technologists 80 $18.76 $19.74 $41,060 4.9%
    22511 Mechanical Engineering Technicians and Technologists (*) $18.11 $19.87 $41,340 15.9%
    22514 Drafters 200 $13.55 $13.79 $28,680 3.6%
    22521 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 30 $12.21 $13.12 $27,290 8.7%
      Natural Scientists and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    24505 Chemical Technicians and Technologists, Except Health 40 $15.89 $16.64 $34,610 2.8%
      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 900 $24.21 $27.08 $56,330 5.7%
    25104 Computer Support Specialists 370 $17.03 $17.59 $36,590 2.8%
    25105 Computer Programmers 300 $19.15 $20.67 $42,990 1.8%
      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 160 $25.01 $25.97 $54,020 4.3%
    27302 Social Workers, Medical and Psychiatric 340 $17.50 $19.56 $40,680 4.0%
    27305 Social Workers, Except Medical and Psychiatric 420 $13.88 $14.04 $29,210 2.4%
    27307 Residential Counselors 60 $6.70 $6.91 $14,370 3.9%
    27308 Human Services Workers 250 $9.23 $9.42 $19,590 2.7%
    27311 Recreation Workers 210 $6.86 $7.99 $16,610 1.9%
    27502 Clergy 40 $16.44 $18.57 $38,620 4.0%
      Law and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    28108 Lawyers 580 $38.36 $35.22 $73,250 6.1%
    28302 Law Clerks 180 $8.59 $9.13 $19,000 1.9%
    28305 Paralegal Personnel 70 $13.37 $14.47 $30,100 2.3%
      Teachers, Educators, Librarians, and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    31303 Teachers, Preschool 110 $7.50 $7.86 $16,340 3.9%
    31304 Teachers, Kindergarten 110 * * $31,080 1.8%
    31305 Teachers, Elementary School 1,110 * * $31,270 1.3%
    31308 Teachers, Secondary School 890 * * $32,610 1.6%
    31311 Teachers, Special Education (*) * * $32,500 1.4%
    31314 Teachers and Instructors, Vocational Education and Training 290 $14.71 $15.42 $32,080 6.7%
    31317 Instructors, Nonvocational Education 100 $8.79 $12.56 $26,120 1.5%
    31321 Instructors and Coaches, Sports and Physical Training 210 $7.30 $9.36 $19,470 5.7%
    31399 All Other Teachers and Instructors 40 * * $22,580 3.0%
    31502 Librarians, Professional 140 $18.26 $19.12 $39,770 2.9%
    31505 Technical Assistants, Library 80 $10.98 $10.97 $22,810 1.3%
    31514 Vocational and Educational Counselors 160 $19.74 $19.46 $40,470 2.4%
    31521 Teacher Aides, Paraprofessional (*) $7.79 $7.94 $16,520 1.8%
      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 390 # $50.63** $105,300** 10.7%
    32105 Dentists 60 $51.69 $46.29** $96,290** 14.1%
    32114 Veterinarians and Veterinary Inspectors 30 $16.72 $19.93 $41,450 15.0%
    32302 Respiratory Therapists 90 $16.75 $17.38 $36,140 1.5%
    32305 Occupational Therapists 90 $20.53 $20.53 $42,690 1.9%
    32308 Physical Therapists 90 $20.49 $22.36 $46,500 2.6%
    32314 Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists 90 $20.58 $20.80 $43,270 2.6%
    32317 Recreational Therapists 60 $15.06 $15.54 $32,320 1.8%
    32399 All Other Therapists 30 $16.33 $16.85 $35,040 1.6%
    32502 Registered Nurses 2,540 $16.85 $17.64 $36,700 2.1%
    32505 Licensed Practical Nurses 650 $11.52 $11.70 $24,330 1.1%
    32511 Physician Assistants 70 $28.11 $24.63 $51,220 7.3%
    32514 Opticians, Dispensing and Measuring 70 $9.84 $9.53 $19,820 4.1%
    32517 Pharmacists 150 $31.76 $29.71 $61,790 3.1%
    32519 Pharmacy Technicians and Aides 90 $8.60 $8.88 $18,470 2.1%
    32521 Dietitians and Nutritionists 50 $17.91 $18.29 $38,030 3.2%
    32902 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 100 $17.60 $17.77 $36,960 1.9%
    32905 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 70 $12.27 $12.58 $26,170 1.3%
    32908 Dental Hygienists 110 $22.86 $22.20 $46,170 6.1%
    32911 Medical Records Technicians 130 $10.36 $10.70 $22,260 2.4%
    32919 Radiologic Technologists 100 $15.34 $15.42 $32,080 2.2%
    32928 Surgical Technologists and Technicians 30 $10.60 $10.45 $21,740 1.6%
    32931 Psychiatric Technicians 400 $10.66 $10.64 $22,130 2.7%
    32999 All Other Health Professionals, Paraprofessionals, and Technicians 240 $14.64 $17.19 $35,750 10.0%
      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 (*) $14.29 $15.17 $31,550 1.5%
    34008 Public Relations Specialists and Publicity Writers 200 $16.27 $16.61 $34,550 1.5%
    34017 Announcers, Radio and Television 100 $7.69 $8.72 $18,140 4.1%
    34023 Photographers 70 $8.11 $9.80 $20,390 10.6%
    34028 Broadcast Technicians (*) $8.53 $8.29 $17,250 10.6%
    34035 Artists and Related Workers 130 $12.31 $12.61 $26,230 2.3%
    34038 Designers, Except Interior Designers 150 $9.13 $9.91 $20,610 1.8%
    34041 Interior Designers (*) $11.98 $13.65 $28,390 1.6%
    34044 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 60 $7.94 $7.98 $16,600 1.9%
    34056 Producers, Directors, Actors, and Other Entertainers 40 * * $31,190 3.5%
      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 380 $15.74 $17.42 $36,220 1.7%
    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 1,510 $11.16 $12.97 $26,980 2.7%
      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 110 $16.24 $19.09 $39,700 11.5%
    43008 Sales Agents, Real Estate 50 $11.91 $11.63 $24,200 5.3%
    43014 Sales Agents, Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services 80 $19.04 $20.59 $42,830 13.9%
    43017 Sales Agents, Selected Business Services 200 $14.81 $18.14 $37,740 1.9%
    43023 Sales Agents, Advertising 130 $15.77 $17.39 $36,170 6.6%
    43099 All Other Sales Representatives and Salespersons, Services 100 $13.11 $16.41 $34,130 6.8%
      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 150 $30.23 $27.01 $56,180 16.6%
    49008 Sales Representatives, Except Retail and Scientific and Related Products and Services 590 $16.23 $17.54 $36,490 3.5%
    49011 Salespersons, Retail 4,040 $6.51 $7.78 $16,170 3.2%
    49014 Salespersons, Parts 250 $8.82 $9.59 $19,950 3.6%
    49017 Counter and Rental Clerks 290 $6.38 $7.03 $14,620 2.5%
    49021 Stock Clerks, Sales Floor 1,060 $7.39 $7.50 $15,600 2.2%
    49023 Cashiers 2,780 $6.33 $6.75 $14,040 1.2%
    49026 Telemarketers, Door-To-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Other Related Workers 650 $7.64 $8.39 $17,460 4.4%
    49034 Demonstrators and Promoters 40 $8.32 $8.09 $16,820 3.5%
    49999 All Other Sales and Related Workers 180 $7.98 $9.78 $20,350 4.0%
    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 1,360 $13.38 $14.44 $30,040 0.8%
      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 400 $7.74 $7.83 $16,280 1.6%
    53105 New Accounts Clerks 50 $8.74 $9.43 $19,620 2.9%
    53121 Loan and Credit Clerks 100 $9.59 $9.84 $20,480 1.3%
    53123 Adjustment Clerks 670 $9.28 $9.41 $19,570 3.8%
    53302 Insurance Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 250 $15.25 $16.67 $34,670 2.6%
    53508 Bill and Account Collectors 210 $10.20 $10.42 $21,680 5.6%
    53808 Hotel Desk Clerks 120 $6.48 $6.73 $14,000 3.4%
    53902 Library Assistants and Bookmobile Drivers 190 $7.65 $7.89 $16,410 1.8%
    53905 Teacher Aides and Educational Assistants, Clerical (*) $8.56 $7.54 $15,690 3.3%
    53914 Real Estate Clerks (*) $11.36 $10.51 $21,850 15.4%
      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 280 $9.85 $10.32 $21,470 4.5%
    55105 Medical Secretaries 120 $8.56 $9.60 $19,960 5.2%
    55108 Secretaries, Except Legal and Medical 2,160 $10.26 $10.56 $21,960 1.2%
    55302 Stenographers and/or Court Reporters 140 $14.03 $14.23 $29,600 1.0%
    55305 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1,020 $7.98 $8.25 $17,160 2.9%
    55307 Typists, Including Word Processing 290 $9.60 $9.61 $19,980 1.0%
    55314 Personnel Clerks, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 90 $11.71 $11.78 $24,500 1.0%
    55321 File Clerks 140 $6.87 $6.93 $14,410 2.1%
    55323 Order Clerks, Materials, Merchandise, and Service 170 $11.25 $11.85 $24,650 1.1%
    55326 Procurement Clerks 40 $10.34 $10.56 $21,960 2.4%
    55328 Statistical Clerks 80 $9.27 $9.89 $20,570 6.7%
    55332 Interviewing Clerks, Except Personnel and Social Welfare (*) $8.07 $8.48 $17,650 2.3%
    55338 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,340 $10.29 $10.39 $21,610 1.0%
    55341 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 150 $10.98 $11.64 $24,200 1.3%
    55344 Billing, Cost, and Rate Clerks 250 $14.46 $13.91 $28,930 2.7%
    55347 General Office Clerks 3,830 $9.00 $9.46 $19,670 0.7%
      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 70 $8.60 $8.77 $18,250 1.7%
    56011 Computer Operators, Except Peripheral Equipment 200 $11.55 $11.90 $24,740 0.8%
    56017 Data Entry Keyers, Except Composing 320 $8.21 $8.56 $17,810 1.3%
    56099 All Other Office Machine Operators 60 $8.26 $9.36 $19,470 1.3%
      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 210 $8.81 $9.85 $20,500 1.4%
    57302 Mail Clerks, Except Mail Machine Operators and Postal Service 80 $8.15 $8.38 $17,440 0.9%
    57311 Messengers 80 $6.36 $7.14 $14,860 2.7%
      Material Recording, Scheduling, Dispatching, and Distributing Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    58002 Dispatchers, Police, Fire, and Ambulance 130 $10.31 $10.53 $21,900 2.3%
    58005 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 100 $11.28 $11.96 $24,870 5.3%
    58008 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 140 $12.84 $12.71 $26,440 0.8%
    58014 Meter Readers, Utilities (*) $17.80 $17.31 $36,010 3.9%
    58023 Stock Clerks - Stockroom, Warehouse or Storage Yard 720 $8.79 $9.72 $20,210 2.8%
    58026 Order Fillers, Wholesale and Retail Sales 70 $7.80 $8.15 $16,950 1.3%
    58028 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 600 $11.18 $11.79 $24,530 2.7%
    58099 All Other Material Recording, Scheduling, and Distributing Workers 70 $11.38 $16.09 $33,480 3.0%
      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 450 $9.99 $10.97 $22,820 1.9%
    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 70 $8.24 $8.72 $18,130 8.2%
    61099 All Other Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Service Workers 640 $10.35 $11.20 $23,290 3.4%
      Protective Service Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    63017 Correction Officers and Jailers 810 $10.40 $11.01 $22,910 5.2%
    63028 Criminal Investigators, Public Service (*) $25.61 $25.62 $53,290 8.1%
    63047 Guards and Watch Guards 700 $7.61 $7.94 $16,520 2.6%
      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 180 $6.14 $6.32 $13,150 2.1%
    65005 Bartenders 450 $6.39 $6.57 $13,670 5.7%
    65008 Waiters and Waitresses 1,230 $5.84 $5.90 $12,280 2.0%
    65014 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 240 $5.87 $6.06 $12,610 3.4%
    65017 Counter Attendants - Lunchroom, Coffee Shop, or Cafeteria 80 $6.52 $6.72 $13,990 1.8%
    65021 Bakers, Bread and Pastry 100 $7.03 $7.27 $15,120 2.9%
    65023 Butchers and Meat Cutters 120 $8.75 $9.15 $19,020 9.4%
    65026 Cooks, Restaurant 580 $7.40 $7.49 $15,570 4.9%
    65028 Cooks, Institution or Cafeteria 280 $8.70 $8.69 $18,080 1.4%
    65032 Cooks, Fast Food 500 $5.87 $5.87 $12,210 2.4%
    65035 Cooks, Short Order 70 $6.89 $7.17 $14,920 7.8%
    65038 Food Preparation Workers 960 $6.51 $6.69 $13,920 3.1%
    65041 Combined Food Preparation and Service Workers 1,340 $5.85 $5.95 $12,380 2.3%
    65099 All Other Food Service Workers 90 $6.14 $6.49 $13,490 2.2%
      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 200 $9.14 $9.56 $19,890 6.6%
    66005 Medical Assistants 190 $8.05 $8.54 $17,760 4.5%
    66008 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,190 $7.86 $8.01 $16,650 1.1%
    66011 Home Health Aides 430 $7.70 $7.78 $16,170 1.6%
    66014 Psychiatric Aides 280 $9.22 $8.88 $18,470 3.0%
    66017 Physical and Corrective Therapy Assistants and Aides 110 $12.44 $12.63 $26,270 3.7%
      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 780 $6.12 $6.52 $13,560 2.9%
    67005 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,670 $6.61 $7.23 $15,040 2.4%
    67099 All Other Cleaning and Building Service Workers 40 $8.84 $10.07 $20,940 3.8%
      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 230 $7.34 $8.26 $17,180 5.4%
    68014 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 190 $6.25 $7.28 $15,150 2.5%
    68038 Child Care Workers 320 $5.99 $6.07 $12,620 2.1%
      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 90 $6.15 $6.69 $13,910 2.8%
    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 90 $6.10 $6.59 $13,710 5.3%
    79036 Sprayers/Applicators 60 $8.13 $8.27 $17,200 5.4%
    79041 Laborers, Landscaping and Groundskeeping 310 $8.42 $9.43 $19,620 2.7%
    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 440 $17.86 $18.98 $39,490 3.5%
    81005 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Construction Trades and Extractive Workers 270 $18.16 $18.54 $38,570 2.0%
    81008 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production and Operating Workers 380 $19.17 $19.36 $40,270 1.2%
    81011 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 70 $16.06 $17.20 $35,770 1.3%
    81017 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 50 $14.38 $15.01 $31,220 1.8%
    81099 All Other First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production, Construction, Maintenance, and Related Workers 130 $18.07 $19.39 $40,330 1.9%
      Inspectors and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    83005 Production Inspectors, Testers, Graders, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 270 $11.86 $11.72 $24,370 0.9%
      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 170 $15.59 $15.27 $31,760 2.9%
    85132 Maintenance Repairers, General Utility 780 $11.42 $11.41 $23,740 1.2%
    85302 Automotive Mechanics 430 $13.16 $13.06 $27,170 2.9%
    85305 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 150 $11.50 $12.15 $25,270 3.3%
    85311 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 190 $12.33 $12.62 $26,240 1.1%
    85314 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 180 $14.38 $13.50 $28,090 1.6%
    85321 Farm Equipment Mechanics 40 $9.94 $10.37 $21,560 4.9%
    85702 Telephone and Cable Television Line Installers and Repairers 220 $13.22 $14.97 $31,130 4.2%
    85705 Data Processing Equipment Repairers 60 $13.30 $14.17 $29,480 5.2%
    85717 Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 210 $14.39 $14.49 $30,140 1.7%
    85723 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 180 $20.72 $19.28 $40,110 4.1%
    85902 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 140 $14.14 $14.71 $30,600 3.7%
    85926 Office Machine and Cash Register Servicers 50 $10.94 $10.93 $22,740 2.7%
    85953 Tire Repairers and Changers 70 $8.77 $8.81 $18,330 3.3%
    85999 All Other Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 220 $11.21 $11.84 $24,620 1.4%
      Construction Trades and Extractive Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    87102 Carpenters 350 $12.71 $13.05 $27,150 1.9%
    87108 Drywall Installers 50 $14.37 $13.68 $28,450 4.3%
    87111 Tapers 80 $12.09 $11.77 $24,480 3.9%
    87202 Electricians 320 $15.18 $15.88 $33,030 5.2%
    87302 Brickmasons 30 $18.72 $18.56 $38,610 3.5%
    87311 Concrete and Terrazzo Finishers 200 $13.44 $13.00 $27,040 1.2%
    87402 Painters and Paperhangers, Construction and Maintenance 180 $11.42 $12.11 $25,190 3.5%
    87502 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 280 $17.29 $16.39 $34,090 3.4%
    87602 Carpet Installers (*) $17.72 $16.54 $34,400 3.3%
    87605 Floor Layers, Except Carpet, Wood, and Hard Tiles 30 $17.38 $15.79 $32,850 6.4%
    87711 Highway Maintenance Workers (*) $12.51 $12.25 $25,480 4.1%
    87802 Insulation Workers 80 $10.84 $13.27 $27,610 9.9%
    87805 Sheet Metal Duct Installers 120 $15.03 $14.09 $29,300 7.9%
    87808 Roofers 100 $13.90 $14.75 $30,680 3.7%
    87899 All Other Construction Trades Workers 80 $9.86 $10.32 $21,470 9.0%
      Precision Production Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    89108 Machinists 120 $11.10 $11.72 $24,370 2.5%
    89132 Sheet Metal Workers 150 $13.72 $14.86 $30,900 8.2%
    89308 Wood Machinists 30 $7.97 $9.13 $18,990 1.7%
    89311 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 40 $10.35 $10.09 $20,990 1.1%
    89717 Strippers (*) $15.61 $15.56 $32,370 3.8%
    89808 Food Batchmakers (*) $9.77 $11.06 $23,000 8.7%
    89999 All Other Precision Workers 30 $9.21 $9.88 $20,550 1.7%
      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)
    91705 Welding Machine Operators and Tenders 30 $10.01 $11.44 $23,800 1.7%
    92512 Offset Lithographic Press Setters and Set-Up Operators 50 $13.15 $14.60 $30,360 2.4%
    92543 Printing Press Machine Operators and Tenders 180 $14.29 $14.29 $29,720 2.4%
    92546 Bindery Machine Operators and Tenders 130 $12.69 $12.29 $25,570 2.3%
    92726 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Machine Operators and Tenders, Except Pressing 160 $6.14 $6.43 $13,370 2.6%
    92728 Pressing Machine Operators and Tenders, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials (*) $10.46 $10.80 $22,470 10.8%
    92917 Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders, Food and Tobacco 40 $12.17 $12.51 $26,020 2.8%
    92944 Cutting and Slicing Machine Operators and Tenders 160 $11.30 $11.92 $24,780 1.1%
    92965 Crushing, Grinding, Mixing, and Blending Machine Operators and Tenders 200 $12.06 $12.28 $25,540 2.3%
    92974 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 490 $11.86 $11.48 $23,880 2.4%
    92997 All Other Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators 190 $15.04 $14.43 $30,010 2.8%
    92998 All Other Machine Operators and Tenders 260 $11.39 $13.62 $28,340 5.3%
      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 130 $10.20 $10.59 $22,020 1.4%
    93956 Assemblers and Fabricators, Except Machine, Electrical, Electronic, and Precision 540 $8.19 $8.65 $17,990 2.7%
    93999 All Other Hand Workers 120 $6.27 $7.13 $14,820 1.9%
      Plant and System Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    95028 Power Distributors and Dispatchers 50 $23.11 $23.61 $49,110 5.7%
    95032 Stationary Engineers 50 $18.15 $18.29 $38,050 1.8%
      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 680 $11.01 $11.89 $24,740 2.1%
    97105 Truck Drivers, Light, Include Delivery and Route Workers 930 $8.21 $9.23 $19,190 2.4%
    97111 Bus Drivers, School 330 $9.37 $9.30 $19,340 4.6%
    97117 Driver/Sales Workers 360 $8.47 $10.51 $21,860 1.6%
    97702 Aircraft Pilots and Flight Engineers 40 * * $48,800 4.2%
    97805 Service Station Attendants 150 $7.15 $7.23 $15,040 3.7%
    97923 Excavating and Loading Machine Operators 70 $11.83 $12.34 $25,670 2.9%
    97938 Grader, Bulldozer, and Scraper Operators 120 $13.10 $13.07 $27,180 3.7%
    97944 Crane and Tower Operators (*) $13.64 $13.35 $27,760 2.5%
    97947 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 510 $12.35 $12.67 $26,350 2.2%
    97956 Operating Engineers 280 $15.31 $14.94 $31,080 3.0%
      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 140 $7.57 $7.90 $16,430 1.9%
    98312 Helpers, Carpenters and Related Workers 130 $9.71 $9.88 $20,550 2.2%
    98313 Helpers, Electricians and Power-Line Transmission Installers 30 $8.07 $8.51 $17,690 6.2%
    98315 Helpers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 40 $8.67 $9.85 $20,490 10.4%
    98316 Helpers, Roofers (*) $9.00 $8.71 $18,120 2.0%
    98319 Helpers, All Other Construction Trades Workers 150 $11.09 $10.98 $22,840 1.2%
    98502 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 290 $11.17 $10.93 $22,740 2.9%
    98799 All Other Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 700 $8.84 $9.31 $19,360 1.6%
    98902 Hand Packers and Packagers 740 $9.09 $9.01 $18,740 3.1%
    98905 Vehicle Washers and Equipment Cleaners 180 $5.92 $6.70 $13,940 3.4%
    98999 All Other Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 1,150 $9.33 $9.78 $20,340 1.9%

    (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 Kansas

    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