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

Waterloo-Cedar Falls, Iowa MSA

Waterloo-Cedar Falls is a metropolitan statistical area (MSA) in Iowa.

Occupational divisions in Waterloo-Cedar Falls:

  • 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 190 $22.10 $23.24 $48,340 3.0%
    13005 Personnel, Training, and Labor Relations Managers 120 $17.48 $19.36 $40,270 3.9%
    13008 Purchasing Managers 70 $18.31 $20.21 $42,030 5.7%
    13011 Marketing, Advertising, and Public Relations Managers 180 $22.52 $24.08 $50,080 10.2%
    13014 Administrative Services Managers 200 $18.66 $19.86 $41,320 1.7%
    13017 Engineering, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences Managers 70 $29.08 $27.90 $58,020 2.7%
      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 250 $30.57 $27.56 $57,320 3.5%
    15008 Medicine and Health Services Managers 120 $21.53 $22.31 $46,400 4.5%
    15011 Property and Real Estate Managers and Administrators 40 $9.84 $12.79 $26,600 17.1%
    15014 Industrial Production Managers 110 $25.26 $25.66 $53,370 4.3%
    15017 Construction Managers 60 $19.56 $21.48 $44,680 5.1%
    15023 Communications, Transportation, and Utilities Operations Managers 90 $23.05 $23.40 $48,670 2.9%
    15026 Food Service and Lodging Managers 200 $10.89 $11.82 $24,580 4.5%
      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 1,720 $21.47 $25.25 $52,510 2.0%
    19999 All Other Managers and Administrators 300 $16.28 $18.00 $37,440 2.8%
    Professional, Paraprofessional, and Technical Occupations
      Management Support Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    21108 Loan Officers and Counselors 150 $15.04 $16.25 $33,800 5.6%
    21114 Accountants and Auditors 240 $15.89 $17.04 $35,430 5.2%
    21199 All Other Financial Specialists 80 $14.12 $16.35 $34,000 1.5%
    21302 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 40 $12.65 $14.68 $30,530 1.6%
    21308 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 70 $16.63 $17.38 $36,150 7.6%
    21902 Cost Estimators 60 $15.81 $17.48 $36,350 4.7%
    21911 Compliance Officers and Enforcement Inspectors, Except Construction 100 $14.99 $15.64 $32,530 1.1%
    21999 All Other Management Support Workers 550 $18.70 $18.98 $39,490 2.6%
      Engineers and Related Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    22128 Industrial Engineers, Except Safety 40 $24.26 $24.47 $50,900 3.4%
    22505 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians and Technologists 80 $15.01 $17.45 $36,290 4.0%
    22514 Drafters 90 $13.47 $13.54 $28,170 1.7%
    22599 All Other Engineering and Related Technicians and Technologists 80 $13.05 $15.27 $31,760 1.7%
      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 160 $21.75 $22.12 $46,000 2.5%
    25103 Data Base Administrators 40 $17.26 $17.63 $36,670 2.7%
    25104 Computer Support Specialists 150 $15.78 $15.95 $33,180 2.1%
    25105 Computer Programmers 150 $16.77 $18.18 $37,820 2.1%
      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)
    27302 Social Workers, Medical and Psychiatric 220 $15.88 $15.34 $31,910 1.4%
    27305 Social Workers, Except Medical and Psychiatric 150 $12.50 $13.85 $28,800 7.3%
    27307 Residential Counselors 260 $10.90 $10.81 $22,490 2.4%
    27308 Human Services Workers 200 $9.61 $9.96 $20,710 4.7%
      Law and Related Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    28108 Lawyers 220 $24.27 $26.39 $54,890 4.1%
    28305 Paralegal Personnel 70 $12.23 $13.00 $27,030 3.9%
      Teachers, Educators, Librarians, and Related Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    31303 Teachers, Preschool 50 $7.20 $7.66 $15,940 3.1%
    31305 Teachers, Elementary School 670 * * $29,560 4.3%
    31308 Teachers, Secondary School 810 * * $43,970 7.2%
    31311 Teachers, Special Education 100 * * $37,270 3.1%
    31314 Teachers and Instructors, Vocational Education and Training 220 $9.38 $10.54 $21,920 1.8%
    31321 Instructors and Coaches, Sports and Physical Training 160 $9.11 $12.14 $25,260 5.0%
    31502 Librarians, Professional 40 $17.02 $16.07 $33,420 3.4%
    31505 Technical Assistants, Library 80 $11.47 $12.87 $26,770 1.3%
    31514 Vocational and Educational Counselors 70 $14.63 $14.72 $30,620 7.6%
    31521 Teacher Aides, Paraprofessional 170 $7.09 $7.11 $14,800 2.4%
      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 250 # $52.50** $109,200** 20.0%
    32105 Dentists 30 $54.08 $44.04** $91,600** 26.4%
    32114 Veterinarians and Veterinary Inspectors 30 $23.50 $28.57 $59,420 10.4%
    32305 Occupational Therapists 40 $21.71 $20.66 $42,980 9.6%
    32308 Physical Therapists 30 $26.40 $26.71 $55,560 5.0%
    32314 Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (*) $17.72 $18.93 $39,370 2.8%
    32317 Recreational Therapists 30 $11.72 $11.51 $23,930 1.3%
    32502 Registered Nurses 1,380 $16.23 $16.30 $33,890 2.5%
    32505 Licensed Practical Nurses 400 $10.56 $10.93 $22,740 4.0%
    32508 Emergency Medical Technicians 140 $6.08 $7.74 $16,100 11.7%
    32511 Physician Assistants 30 $16.27 $19.19 $39,920 6.6%
    32514 Opticians, Dispensing and Measuring 50 $10.14 $11.73 $24,390 2.6%
    32517 Pharmacists 90 $31.71 $28.71 $59,720 3.6%
    32519 Pharmacy Technicians and Aides 70 $9.10 $9.19 $19,110 4.6%
    32521 Dietitians and Nutritionists 30 $15.45 $15.56 $32,370 2.8%
    32902 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 90 $17.58 $16.86 $35,060 2.6%
    32908 Dental Hygienists 70 $17.25 $15.74 $32,730 12.9%
    32911 Medical Records Technicians 40 $9.09 $10.16 $21,140 1.7%
    32919 Radiologic Technologists 50 $13.12 $13.50 $28,080 4.2%
    32999 All Other Health Professionals, Paraprofessionals, and Technicians 250 $11.48 $13.17 $27,400 1.7%
      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 50 $15.54 $17.58 $36,560 9.8%
    34017 Announcers, Radio and Television 70 $6.99 $7.97 $16,570 4.1%
    34023 Photographers (*) $7.98 $9.03 $18,770 2.3%
    34035 Artists and Related Workers 60 $14.38 $14.58 $30,320 3.6%
    34038 Designers, Except Interior Designers 190 $11.96 $14.01 $29,130 5.4%
    Sales and Related Occupations
      First Line Supervisors and Manager/Supervisors - Sales Workers
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    41002 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Sales and Related Workers 1,030 $11.98 $13.99 $29,090 2.1%
      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 140 $11.80 $13.96 $29,030 12.1%
    43014 Sales Agents, Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services 50 $34.79 $35.15** $73,120** 24.2%
    43017 Sales Agents, Selected Business Services 80 $13.00 $14.64 $30,450 3.4%
    43021 Travel Agents 30 $10.53 $10.21 $21,240 3.5%
    43023 Sales Agents, Advertising 60 $12.51 $15.57 $32,390 2.1%
      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 180 $14.46 $15.57 $32,390 2.6%
    49008 Sales Representatives, Except Retail and Scientific and Related Products and Services 560 $16.36 $18.38 $38,220 2.1%
    49011 Salespersons, Retail 2,440 $6.76 $8.34 $17,350 2.0%
    49014 Salespersons, Parts 260 $10.57 $10.95 $22,780 1.9%
    49017 Counter and Rental Clerks 140 $6.15 $6.72 $13,990 2.6%
    49021 Stock Clerks, Sales Floor 730 $6.30 $6.79 $14,130 1.2%
    49023 Cashiers 1,830 $6.16 $6.59 $13,700 1.2%
    49026 Telemarketers, Door-To-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Other Related Workers 1,120 $8.99 $10.94 $22,760 23.1%
    49034 Demonstrators and Promoters (*) $6.98 $7.06 $14,680 3.1%
    49999 All Other Sales and Related Workers 90 $11.42 $13.26 $27,570 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 750 $14.23 $14.78 $30,750 1.5%
      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 240 $7.94 $8.08 $16,810 1.6%
    53105 New Accounts Clerks 100 $7.99 $8.34 $17,340 2.7%
    53121 Loan and Credit Clerks 60 $9.87 $10.13 $21,070 2.1%
    53123 Adjustment Clerks 340 $7.02 $8.00 $16,650 3.9%
    53314 Insurance Policy Processing Clerks 40 $9.70 $9.40 $19,550 5.2%
    53508 Bill and Account Collectors 150 $9.00 $9.43 $19,600 1.7%
    53808 Hotel Desk Clerks 120 $5.93 $6.31 $13,120 3.2%
      Secretarial and General Office Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    55102 Legal Secretaries 100 $10.83 $10.54 $21,920 2.9%
    55105 Medical Secretaries 110 $7.04 $8.08 $16,810 12.4%
    55108 Secretaries, Except Legal and Medical 1,390 $10.04 $10.22 $21,250 1.0%
    55305 Receptionists and Information Clerks 770 $7.82 $8.04 $16,720 1.2%
    55307 Typists, Including Word Processing 280 $9.84 $9.86 $20,520 1.0%
    55314 Personnel Clerks, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 60 $10.67 $10.66 $22,180 6.4%
    55321 File Clerks 50 $6.99 $7.24 $15,070 2.5%
    55323 Order Clerks, Materials, Merchandise, and Service 160 $8.19 $8.98 $18,680 1.9%
    55338 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 950 $9.68 $10.16 $21,120 1.5%
    55341 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 50 $9.65 $10.50 $21,850 2.6%
    55344 Billing, Cost, and Rate Clerks 150 $11.30 $11.34 $23,590 1.2%
    55347 General Office Clerks 1,550 $8.80 $8.94 $18,590 0.8%
      Electronic Data Processing and Other Office Machine Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    56017 Data Entry Keyers, Except Composing 250 $7.71 $8.26 $17,170 2.5%
      Communications, Mail, and Message Distributing Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    57302 Mail Clerks, Except Mail Machine Operators and Postal Service 50 $8.33 $9.38 $19,520 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)
    58005 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 40 $13.46 $12.12 $25,200 2.2%
    58023 Stock Clerks - Stockroom, Warehouse or Storage Yard 500 $9.77 $11.08 $23,040 8.2%
    58028 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 520 $9.49 $10.60 $22,050 2.1%
    Service Occupations
      First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Service Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    61005 Police and Detective Supervisors 90 $18.48 $18.75 $39,000 3.8%
    61008 Housekeeping Supervisors 50 $8.14 $10.01 $20,810 5.6%
    61099 All Other Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Service Workers 360 $11.83 $12.27 $25,520 2.8%
      Protective Service Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    63047 Guards and Watch Guards 210 $8.34 $9.70 $20,170 3.3%
    63099 All Other Protective Service Workers (*) $5.84 $6.99 $14,540 17.2%
      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 180 $6.42 $6.67 $13,870 2.9%
    65005 Bartenders (*) $5.72 $5.87 $12,220 5.1%
    65008 Waiters and Waitresses 1,330 $5.84 $6.09 $12,670 2.4%
    65014 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 210 $5.81 $5.93 $12,340 2.3%
    65017 Counter Attendants - Lunchroom, Coffee Shop, or Cafeteria 250 $5.95 $5.86 $12,180 2.1%
    65021 Bakers, Bread and Pastry 50 $7.84 $8.13 $16,900 3.6%
    65023 Butchers and Meat Cutters 40 $13.25 $12.90 $26,840 1.5%
    65026 Cooks, Restaurant 450 $7.31 $7.51 $15,630 2.7%
    65028 Cooks, Institution or Cafeteria 440 $7.57 $7.83 $16,280 1.8%
    65032 Cooks, Fast Food 240 $5.84 $5.84 $12,150 3.4%
    65035 Cooks, Short Order 80 $6.36 $6.59 $13,720 3.0%
    65038 Food Preparation Workers 770 $6.54 $6.72 $13,980 2.0%
    65041 Combined Food Preparation and Service Workers 1,260 $5.83 $5.68 $11,810 1.5%
    65099 All Other Food Service Workers 60 $6.44 $6.55 $13,610 2.0%
      Health Service and Related Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    66002 Dental Assistants 110 $10.44 $10.85 $22,560 7.8%
    66005 Medical Assistants 370 $9.47 $9.62 $20,000 2.2%
    66008 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 680 $7.58 $7.61 $15,840 1.7%
    66011 Home Health Aides 140 $7.32 $7.31 $15,200 5.6%
      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 410 $6.52 $6.58 $13,690 3.3%
    67005 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,050 $7.39 $7.76 $16,150 1.5%
    67008 Pest Controllers and Assistants 160 $9.55 $9.43 $19,620 2.4%
    67099 All Other Cleaning and Building Service Workers 110 $9.99 $9.57 $19,900 1.3%
      Personal Service Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    68005 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 140 $8.90 $8.71 $18,120 5.0%
    68038 Child Care Workers 310 $5.71 $5.59 $11,620 2.4%
      Other Service Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    69999 All Other Service Workers 190 $9.56 $11.06 $23,000 1.5%
    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 40 $5.92 $6.18 $12,860 3.2%
    79041 Laborers, Landscaping and Groundskeeping 280 $7.96 $8.77 $18,230 2.0%
    79999 All Other Agricultural, Forestry, Fishing, and Related Workers 30 $8.55 $9.46 $19,680 1.9%
    Production, Construction, Operating, Maintenance, and Material Handling Occupations
      First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production, Construction, Maintenance, and Related Workers
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    81002 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 170 $14.15 $15.32 $31,860 1.9%
    81005 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Construction Trades and Extractive Workers 220 $14.80 $15.10 $31,410 3.2%
    81008 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production and Operating Workers 610 $22.28 $22.37 $46,530 4.5%
    81011 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 70 $14.83 $15.49 $32,210 4.7%
    81017 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 120 $12.59 $12.79 $26,600 1.0%
    81099 All Other First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production, Construction, Maintenance, and Related Workers 110 $17.14 $19.37 $40,300 3.2%
      Inspectors and Related Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    83002 Precision Inspectors, Testers, and Graders 40 $11.43 $11.50 $23,920 1.0%
    83005 Production Inspectors, Testers, Graders, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 280 $15.98 $13.64 $28,360 4.4%
      Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    85110 Machinery Maintenance Mechanics 350 $15.80 $16.76 $34,850 4.5%
    85132 Maintenance Repairers, General Utility 480 $9.45 $10.29 $21,400 2.0%
    85302 Automotive Mechanics 460 $11.22 $11.45 $23,810 3.3%
    85305 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 140 $12.11 $12.08 $25,120 3.5%
    85311 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 110 $12.65 $13.16 $27,370 2.2%
    85314 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 30 $13.60 $14.95 $31,100 2.1%
    85702 Telephone and Cable Television Line Installers and Repairers 30 $11.48 $13.76 $28,630 12.7%
    85902 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 150 $11.03 $11.54 $24,000 6.0%
    85908 Electromedical and Biomedical Equipment Repairers 40 $15.90 $14.51 $30,190 4.4%
    85953 Tire Repairers and Changers 40 $7.16 $7.14 $14,840 3.8%
    85999 All Other Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 80 $11.43 $11.83 $24,600 1.3%
      Construction Trades and Extractive Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    87102 Carpenters 230 $12.18 $12.47 $25,930 1.6%
    87111 Tapers 40 $14.46 $14.18 $29,500 2.0%
    87202 Electricians 270 $18.93 $17.41 $36,210 2.1%
    87302 Brickmasons 80 $12.78 $13.54 $28,160 5.4%
    87311 Concrete and Terrazzo Finishers 120 $10.51 $10.69 $22,240 2.5%
    87402 Painters and Paperhangers, Construction and Maintenance 240 $8.97 $9.57 $19,910 2.4%
    87502 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 160 $17.50 $17.40 $36,190 2.2%
    87708 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 100 $13.78 $12.98 $27,010 2.6%
    87711 Highway Maintenance Workers (*) $10.21 $10.22 $21,260 7.7%
    87808 Roofers 120 $10.48 $10.38 $21,590 1.8%
    87814 Structural Metal Workers 40 $10.60 $10.69 $22,230 6.9%
    87899 All Other Construction Trades Workers 60 $9.93 $9.70 $20,170 1.9%
      Precision Production Occupations
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    89102 Tool and Die Makers 170 $18.53 $18.09 $37,630 3.8%
    89108 Machinists 410 $13.75 $14.27 $29,690 3.3%
    89132 Sheet Metal Workers 170 $11.26 $13.24 $27,540 5.6%
    89311 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters (*) $12.96 $13.34 $27,740 9.2%
      Machine Setters, Set-Up Operators, Operators, and Tenders
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    91321 Machine Forming Operators and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (*) $12.40 $12.87 $26,770 1.5%
    91505 Combination Machine Tool Setters and Set-Up Operators, Metal and Plastic 80 $12.55 $12.82 $26,660 9.1%
    91705 Welding Machine Operators and Tenders 80 $13.10 $15.11 $31,430 6.3%
    92543 Printing Press Machine Operators and Tenders 70 $11.73 $12.15 $25,270 2.3%
    92546 Bindery Machine Operators and Tenders 30 $10.34 $10.72 $22,290 4.6%
    92726 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Machine Operators and Tenders, Except Pressing 80 $6.57 $6.70 $13,930 2.0%
    92908 Photographic Processing Machine Operators and Tenders 230 $6.94 $7.36 $15,310 4.6%
    92953 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Operators and Tenders (*) $14.65 $14.84 $30,860 2.5%
    92965 Crushing, Grinding, Mixing, and Blending Machine Operators and Tenders 50 $12.80 $12.51 $26,010 1.8%
      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 350 $11.95 $12.55 $26,100 3.5%
    93953 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 140 $11.23 $14.26 $29,670 8.9%
    93956 Assemblers and Fabricators, Except Machine, Electrical, Electronic, and Precision 680 $10.95 $12.60 $26,210 3.6%
    93999 All Other Hand Workers 130 $8.42 $8.99 $18,700 2.4%
      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 40 $13.84 $13.46 $28,000 10.6%
      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 670 $11.30 $12.43 $25,850 8.5%
    97105 Truck Drivers, Light, Include Delivery and Route Workers 840 $8.64 $9.59 $19,950 5.8%
    97111 Bus Drivers, School 190 $11.07 $12.78 $26,580 22.2%
    97117 Driver/Sales Workers 170 $5.79 $8.06 $16,760 2.3%
    97805 Service Station Attendants 40 $5.68 $5.63 $11,700 3.6%
    97923 Excavating and Loading Machine Operators 80 $10.69 $9.75 $20,280 3.4%
    97947 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 210 $11.29 $12.53 $26,050 3.5%
      Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    98102 Helpers, Mechanics and Repairers 70 $9.00 $9.72 $20,230 1.1%
    98311 Helpers, Brick and Stonemasons and Hard Tile Setters 50 $9.84 $10.04 $20,880 2.9%
    98312 Helpers, Carpenters and Related Workers 140 $8.28 $8.94 $18,600 4.0%
    98799 All Other Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 420 $9.00 $9.36 $19,470 1.5%
    98902 Hand Packers and Packagers 590 $6.73 $6.91 $14,380 2.0%
    98905 Vehicle Washers and Equipment Cleaners 160 $6.59 $6.90 $14,360 2.9%
    98999 All Other Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 1,030 $8.22 $9.18 $19,090 2.0%

    (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 Iowa

    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