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

Wausau, Wisconsin MSA

Wausau is a metropolitan statistical area (MSA) in Wisconsin.

Occupational divisions in Wausau:

  • 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 320 $23.51 $24.46 $50,870 4.3%
    13005 Personnel, Training, and Labor Relations Managers 150 $26.93 $25.10 $52,200 9.4%
    13008 Purchasing Managers 110 $19.28 $20.29 $42,190 3.6%
    13011 Marketing, Advertising, and Public Relations Managers 220 $27.82 $28.38 $59,040 10.2%
    13014 Administrative Services Managers 100 $21.09 $23.49 $48,870 9.5%
    13017 Engineering, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences Managers 140 $31.57 $30.24 $62,900 2.7%
      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 100 $33.39 $29.62 $61,600 3.9%
    15008 Medicine and Health Services Managers 110 $24.09 $24.57 $51,110 4.2%
    15014 Industrial Production Managers 200 $21.35 $23.48 $48,840 4.4%
    15017 Construction Managers 120 $20.69 $20.87 $43,400 2.5%
    15023 Communications, Transportation, and Utilities Operations Managers 40 $22.91 $23.53 $48,950 3.2%
    15026 Food Service and Lodging Managers 200 $10.83 $11.97 $24,900 3.6%
      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 1,910 $26.36 $29.44 $61,240 7.3%
    19999 All Other Managers and Administrators 370 $21.97 $23.35 $48,570 5.7%
    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 280 $14.22 $15.97 $33,220 6.0%
    21108 Loan Officers and Counselors 120 $15.50 $17.80 $37,030 4.3%
    21114 Accountants and Auditors 410 $15.60 $17.52 $36,440 3.8%
    21199 All Other Financial Specialists 90 $16.38 $18.39 $38,250 2.2%
    21302 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 60 $13.53 $14.04 $29,210 1.5%
    21308 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 80 $15.32 $16.50 $34,320 3.7%
    21511 Personnel, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists 250 $13.23 $13.43 $27,930 5.3%
    21902 Cost Estimators 130 $15.18 $15.69 $32,640 2.4%
    21908 Construction and Building Inspectors 40 $17.14 $16.33 $33,970 9.5%
    21911 Compliance Officers and Enforcement Inspectors, Except Construction 30 $18.05 $19.22 $39,970 6.1%
    21914 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 30 $22.48 $23.19 $48,240 4.4%
    21917 Assessors 40 $6.64 $11.50 $23,930 15.0%
    21999 All Other Management Support Workers 370 $15.87 $17.79 $37,000 2.9%
      Engineers and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    22114 Chemical Engineers (*) $29.44 $29.08 $60,480 5.6%
    22121 Civil Engineers, Including Traffic (*) $20.55 $22.21 $46,200 3.1%
    22126 Electrical and Electronic Engineers 150 $28.07 $27.02 $56,200 4.2%
    22135 Mechanical Engineers 200 $21.28 $22.50 $46,800 4.7%
    22199 All Other Engineers (*) $22.38 $24.07 $50,070 4.2%
    22502 Civil Engineering Technicians and Technologists 50 $11.89 $12.84 $26,700 8.9%
    22505 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians and Technologists 140 $16.83 $16.90 $35,160 4.1%
    22511 Mechanical Engineering Technicians and Technologists (*) $14.38 $17.67 $36,750 6.1%
    22514 Drafters 290 $12.94 $13.50 $28,070 2.1%
    22599 All Other Engineering and Related Technicians and Technologists 70 $15.97 $16.61 $34,540 1.4%
      Natural Scientists and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    24502 Biological, Agricultural, and Food Technicians and Technologists, Except Health (*) $10.06 $10.63 $22,110 1.8%
      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 180 $20.54 $21.27 $44,240 4.8%
    25104 Computer Support Specialists 110 $14.52 $16.63 $34,580 3.2%
    25105 Computer Programmers 140 $20.08 $20.19 $41,990 2.7%
    25199 All Other Computer Scientists 40 $22.28 $22.97 $47,780 6.9%
      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 40 $21.46 $22.55 $46,900 5.1%
    27302 Social Workers, Medical and Psychiatric 130 $18.08 $17.97 $37,380 2.1%
    27305 Social Workers, Except Medical and Psychiatric 110 $16.34 $16.33 $33,960 3.2%
    27308 Human Services Workers 160 $8.84 $9.53 $19,830 2.5%
    27311 Recreation Workers 50 $7.41 $8.41 $17,490 5.6%
      Law and Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    28108 Lawyers 140 $30.33 $32.67 $67,950 12.7%
    28305 Paralegal Personnel 70 $11.61 $13.18 $27,420 5.4%
      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 60 $8.58 $10.61 $22,070 15.4%
    31304 Teachers, Kindergarten 80 * * $40,870 4.3%
    31305 Teachers, Elementary School 420 * * $39,340 3.4%
    31308 Teachers, Secondary School 880 * * $39,390 2.8%
    31314 Teachers and Instructors, Vocational Education and Training (*) $24.80 $24.96 $51,930 6.0%
    31317 Instructors, Nonvocational Education 70 $15.05 $15.03 $31,260 10.5%
    31321 Instructors and Coaches, Sports and Physical Training 130 $6.54 $10.65 $22,150 5.2%
    31502 Librarians, Professional 40 $16.82 $14.73 $30,640 3.1%
    31514 Vocational and Educational Counselors 80 $19.31 $19.48 $40,520 3.7%
    31521 Teacher Aides, Paraprofessional 340 $8.08 $8.59 $17,860 2.5%
      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 100 # $53.20** $110,650** 18.8%
    32105 Dentists 30 # $58.48** $121,640** 20.4%
    32114 Veterinarians and Veterinary Inspectors 30 $23.25 $22.90 $47,640 8.1%
    32305 Occupational Therapists 30 $23.92 $24.71 $51,390 4.9%
    32308 Physical Therapists 50 $31.45 $28.73 $59,750 5.6%
    32314 Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists 40 $21.98 $21.63 $44,980 5.4%
    32502 Registered Nurses 940 $18.60 $18.46 $38,400 1.6%
    32505 Licensed Practical Nurses 120 $13.95 $13.55 $28,190 2.2%
    32514 Opticians, Dispensing and Measuring 90 $8.85 $8.99 $18,690 3.6%
    32517 Pharmacists 50 $33.72 $30.44 $63,320 4.3%
    32519 Pharmacy Technicians and Aides 70 $8.69 $8.56 $17,810 4.0%
    32521 Dietitians and Nutritionists 40 $16.88 $16.19 $33,670 2.3%
    32905 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 40 $12.28 $11.98 $24,910 3.0%
    32908 Dental Hygienists 80 $19.88 $19.67 $40,910 3.7%
    32911 Medical Records Technicians 80 $9.41 $9.00 $18,720 3.3%
    32919 Radiologic Technologists 60 $15.54 $15.55 $32,350 2.2%
      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 30 $16.14 $15.92 $33,110 5.1%
    34011 Reporters and Correspondents 30 $13.22 $20.73 $43,110 24.2%
    34035 Artists and Related Workers 100 $12.34 $12.77 $26,560 1.5%
    34038 Designers, Except Interior Designers 50 $9.79 $11.79 $24,520 5.4%
    34041 Interior Designers (*) $7.85 $9.22 $19,180 15.5%
    34056 Producers, Directors, Actors, and Other Entertainers 60 * * $26,550 6.8%
      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 190 $18.68 $18.49 $38,460 5.6%
    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 740 $13.80 $15.83 $32,920 2.2%
      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 $12.70 $15.21 $31,640 19.8%
    43017 Sales Agents, Selected Business Services 70 $14.66 $17.19 $35,750 4.6%
    43023 Sales Agents, Advertising 70 $14.48 $16.48 $34,290 3.2%
      Merchandise, Products, and Other Sales and Sales Related Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    49002 Sales Engineers 100 $17.73 $20.37 $42,370 3.8%
    49005 Sales Representatives, Scientific and Related Products and Services, Except Retail 280 $21.60 $22.67 $47,160 4.2%
    49008 Sales Representatives, Except Retail and Scientific and Related Products and Services 590 $17.04 $18.75 $39,000 3.1%
    49011 Salespersons, Retail 1,410 $7.47 $9.53 $19,830 3.4%
    49014 Salespersons, Parts 190 $10.78 $11.23 $23,350 3.1%
    49017 Counter and Rental Clerks 100 $7.16 $7.20 $14,980 1.6%
    49021 Stock Clerks, Sales Floor 860 $6.34 $6.87 $14,280 1.3%
    49023 Cashiers 1,390 $6.55 $6.83 $14,220 1.4%
    49026 Telemarketers, Door-To-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Other Related Workers 90 $9.40 $12.50 $26,010 1.8%
    49999 All Other Sales and Related Workers 340 $12.69 $15.26 $31,740 4.8%
    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 540 $13.47 $15.72 $32,700 2.8%
      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 330 $7.64 $7.73 $16,080 2.1%
    53105 New Accounts Clerks 50 $9.31 $9.57 $19,900 2.6%
    53121 Loan and Credit Clerks 40 $9.87 $9.77 $20,320 2.6%
    53123 Adjustment Clerks 130 $11.51 $12.23 $25,440 1.3%
    53302 Insurance Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 140 $21.53 $23.01 $47,870 8.3%
    53311 Insurance Claims Clerks 80 $11.82 $11.99 $24,950 4.9%
    53314 Insurance Policy Processing Clerks (*) $10.31 $10.89 $22,650 3.4%
    53502 Welfare Eligibility Workers and Interviewers (*) $15.51 $16.50 $34,310 4.9%
    53508 Bill and Account Collectors 40 $10.93 $11.04 $22,960 0.8%
    53705 Municipal Clerks 50 $6.68 $8.70 $18,110 12.3%
    53808 Hotel Desk Clerks 130 $7.47 $7.38 $15,350 1.9%
    53902 Library Assistants and Bookmobile Drivers 30 $9.70 $9.76 $20,290 1.7%
    53905 Teacher Aides and Educational Assistants, Clerical (*) $7.81 $7.95 $16,540 1.7%
      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 80 $9.48 $9.90 $20,590 5.5%
    55105 Medical Secretaries 110 $10.79 $10.85 $22,560 2.6%
    55108 Secretaries, Except Legal and Medical 900 $10.78 $10.83 $22,530 1.9%
    55305 Receptionists and Information Clerks 550 $8.78 $8.94 $18,600 1.6%
    55307 Typists, Including Word Processing 150 $10.25 $9.63 $20,040 2.3%
    55314 Personnel Clerks, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 50 $12.10 $12.42 $25,840 3.8%
    55321 File Clerks 60 $7.76 $8.00 $16,640 1.2%
    55323 Order Clerks, Materials, Merchandise, and Service 200 $9.89 $11.09 $23,070 4.7%
    55326 Procurement Clerks 40 $10.56 $10.86 $22,590 1.8%
    55338 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 870 $10.40 $10.24 $21,300 1.0%
    55341 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 90 $10.85 $11.06 $23,000 1.6%
    55344 Billing, Cost, and Rate Clerks 170 $9.87 $10.20 $21,210 0.9%
    55347 General Office Clerks 1,160 $8.88 $9.04 $18,800 1.6%
      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 $9.71 $9.32 $19,380 2.1%
    56011 Computer Operators, Except Peripheral Equipment 100 $11.09 $12.59 $26,190 9.1%
      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 $9.23 $9.36 $19,460 1.4%
      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 30 $14.38 $14.37 $29,880 2.0%
    58005 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 70 $13.16 $13.43 $27,940 3.1%
    58008 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 130 $13.18 $13.76 $28,620 5.1%
    58017 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 80 $10.90 $11.60 $24,130 3.0%
    58023 Stock Clerks - Stockroom, Warehouse or Storage Yard 430 $10.29 $10.44 $21,730 1.7%
    58026 Order Fillers, Wholesale and Retail Sales 60 $9.42 $9.16 $19,060 1.9%
    58028 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 940 $9.43 $10.05 $20,890 1.9%
    58099 All Other Material Recording, Scheduling, and Distributing Workers 50 $9.99 $10.21 $21,230 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 360 $10.48 $10.82 $22,500 6.2%
    Service Occupations top
      First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Service Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    61005 Police and Detective Supervisors 50 $21.48 $20.38 $42,400 5.8%
    61008 Housekeeping Supervisors 40 $9.66 $10.16 $21,140 3.5%
    61099 All Other Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Service Workers 190 $12.45 $15.08 $31,360 3.6%
      Protective Service Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    63008 Fire Fighters 330 $14.02 $11.80 $24,540 22.4%
    63014 Police Patrol Officers 130 $17.91 $16.77 $34,880 3.9%
    63044 Crossing Guards 40 $7.62 $7.68 $15,970 6.9%
    63047 Guards and Watch Guards 330 $7.11 $7.30 $15,190 3.9%
    63099 All Other Protective Service Workers (*) $7.95 $8.73 $18,160 6.8%
      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 80 $6.65 $6.83 $14,210 3.5%
    65005 Bartenders 440 $6.99 $7.17 $14,900 3.1%
    65008 Waiters and Waitresses 890 $5.84 $6.05 $12,570 2.8%
    65014 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 210 $5.76 $5.70 $11,860 2.6%
    65017 Counter Attendants - Lunchroom, Coffee Shop, or Cafeteria 70 $6.06 $6.41 $13,320 3.0%
    65021 Bakers, Bread and Pastry 160 $8.45 $8.46 $17,600 3.0%
    65023 Butchers and Meat Cutters 70 $10.59 $10.79 $22,430 2.4%
    65026 Cooks, Restaurant 240 $7.16 $7.49 $15,580 3.0%
    65028 Cooks, Institution or Cafeteria 130 $8.24 $8.12 $16,890 1.8%
    65032 Cooks, Fast Food 190 $5.88 $5.78 $12,020 2.4%
    65035 Cooks, Short Order 100 $6.53 $6.72 $13,970 6.0%
    65038 Food Preparation Workers 520 $6.55 $6.78 $14,090 2.0%
    65041 Combined Food Preparation and Service Workers 340 $6.16 $6.29 $13,080 2.8%
    65099 All Other Food Service Workers 130 $7.79 $8.50 $17,690 1.3%
      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 $10.82 $10.62 $22,100 3.0%
    66005 Medical Assistants 90 $9.49 $9.51 $19,790 2.6%
    66008 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 510 $8.33 $8.28 $17,220 2.0%
    66017 Physical and Corrective Therapy Assistants and Aides 50 $10.00 $11.71 $24,360 6.4%
    66021 Occupational Therapy Assistants and Aides 30 $15.50 $16.25 $33,800 4.6%
      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 490 $7.37 $7.31 $15,210 1.9%
    67005 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,030 $7.06 $7.59 $15,790 2.3%
    67099 All Other Cleaning and Building Service Workers 150 $7.30 $8.39 $17,450 7.8%
      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 220 $7.03 $8.07 $16,780 6.7%
    68014 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 60 $6.66 $6.87 $14,280 5.9%
    68035 Personal and Home Care Aides 260 $7.73 $7.65 $15,920 2.9%
    68038 Child Care Workers 180 $6.98 $7.11 $14,780 3.6%
    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)
    79008 Log Graders and Scalers (*) $11.34 $15.70 $32,660 13.9%
    79041 Laborers, Landscaping and Groundskeeping 280 $9.12 $10.25 $21,310 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 170 $18.62 $20.05 $41,700 2.9%
    81005 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Construction Trades and Extractive Workers 110 $18.89 $20.06 $41,730 3.4%
    81008 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production and Operating Workers 500 $15.77 $17.55 $36,510 1.8%
    81011 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 200 $20.86 $21.49 $44,710 3.2%
    81017 First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 70 $14.35 $15.08 $31,360 2.3%
    81099 All Other First-Line Supervisors and Managers/Supervisors - Production, Construction, Maintenance, and Related Workers 80 $17.79 $18.88 $39,270 1.4%
      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 $13.74 $13.71 $28,510 1.0%
    83005 Production Inspectors, Testers, Graders, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 330 $12.78 $13.14 $27,330 3.2%
      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 270 $14.59 $15.21 $31,640 3.6%
    85123 Millwrights 180 $17.04 $16.40 $34,110 2.3%
    85128 Machinery Maintenance Workers 50 $13.34 $14.52 $30,200 2.8%
    85132 Maintenance Repairers, General Utility 500 $10.19 $11.07 $23,030 2.4%
    85302 Automotive Mechanics 240 $11.07 $11.71 $24,360 3.3%
    85305 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 90 $15.34 $16.20 $33,690 3.7%
    85311 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 210 $14.78 $14.55 $30,260 1.0%
    85314 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 50 $13.57 $14.28 $29,700 1.7%
    85321 Farm Equipment Mechanics 40 $10.19 $10.14 $21,090 1.7%
    85902 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 80 $14.29 $15.68 $32,620 15.1%
    85953 Tire Repairers and Changers 30 $7.89 $8.51 $17,690 1.9%
    85999 All Other Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 60 $13.33 $13.60 $28,280 1.2%
      Construction Trades and Extractive Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    87102 Carpenters 570 $12.84 $13.83 $28,760 3.4%
    87302 Brickmasons 110 $19.73 $19.22 $39,970 3.0%
    87311 Concrete and Terrazzo Finishers 90 $12.86 $13.65 $28,390 3.4%
    87402 Painters and Paperhangers, Construction and Maintenance 60 $12.65 $13.30 $27,660 2.7%
    87502 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 300 $20.69 $20.41 $42,450 1.8%
    87508 Pipelayers 40 $17.35 $16.84 $35,020 4.1%
    87711 Highway Maintenance Workers 110 $14.44 $13.96 $29,030 4.9%
    87808 Roofers 40 $10.66 $10.76 $22,380 3.0%
    87814 Structural Metal Workers (*) $13.51 $13.41 $27,880 2.5%
    87902 Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas 30 $11.69 $12.12 $25,210 8.5%
    87908 Rock Splitters, Quarry 40 $10.28 $9.51 $19,780 1.6%
      Precision Production Occupations top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    89102 Tool and Die Makers (*) $14.44 $14.49 $30,150 1.5%
    89108 Machinists 300 $12.70 $12.84 $26,700 1.1%
    89132 Sheet Metal Workers 170 $15.05 $16.63 $34,600 5.7%
    89308 Wood Machinists 200 $10.58 $10.47 $21,790 1.6%
      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)
    91102 Sawing Machine Tool Setters and Set-Up Operators, Metal and Plastic 50 $10.62 $10.78 $22,410 2.0%
    91105 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters and Set-Up Operators, Metal and Plastic 40 $13.13 $13.03 $27,100 3.2%
    91108 Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters and Set-Up Operators, Metal and Plastic (*) $10.67 $10.99 $22,860 3.4%
    91302 Punching Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators, Metal and Plastic (*) $10.65 $10.12 $21,040 2.0%
    91305 Press and Press-Brake Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators, Metal and Plastic (*) $13.15 $13.47 $28,020 1.8%
    91502 Numerical Control Machine Tool Operators and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (*) $11.59 $12.14 $25,240 5.4%
    91705 Welding Machine Operators and Tenders 90 $11.43 $12.52 $26,040 2.9%
    92308 Sawing Machine Operators and Tenders (*) $8.81 $8.92 $18,550 3.0%
    92314 Woodworking Machine Operators and Tenders, Except Sawing (*) $11.50 $10.88 $22,620 3.4%
    92546 Bindery Machine Operators and Tenders 40 $8.25 $8.97 $18,670 5.3%
    92721 Sewing Machine Operators, Nongarment 70 $7.82 $8.31 $17,290 2.4%
    92914 Paper Goods Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators 50 $13.45 $14.01 $29,150 2.4%
    92926 Boiler Operators and Tenders, Low Pressure 50 $13.65 $14.38 $29,920 4.2%
    92941 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators 110 $12.70 $13.59 $28,260 4.4%
    92944 Cutting and Slicing Machine Operators and Tenders 220 $10.34 $10.66 $22,180 1.9%
    92951 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters and Set-Up Operators 40 $11.41 $11.86 $24,670 1.0%
    92953 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Operators and Tenders 210 $10.90 $11.49 $23,910 4.4%
    92956 Cementing and Gluing Machine Operators and Tenders 40 $9.96 $10.08 $20,960 4.1%
    92965 Crushing, Grinding, Mixing, and Blending Machine Operators and Tenders 140 $16.02 $14.80 $30,780 2.5%
    92971 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Operators and Tenders 50 $12.77 $13.38 $27,840 1.8%
    92974 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 370 $11.76 $11.29 $23,480 2.8%
    92998 All Other Machine Operators and Tenders 560 $16.59 $16.27 $33,840 2.7%
      Hand Occupations, Including Assemblers and Fabricators top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    93114 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers, Precision (*) $13.65 $12.89 $26,800 2.7%
    93914 Welders and Cutters 360 $13.38 $13.24 $27,540 1.6%
    93953 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 70 $10.35 $10.40 $21,630 1.0%
    93956 Assemblers and Fabricators, Except Machine, Electrical, Electronic, and Precision 1,170 $9.38 $9.27 $19,290 1.7%
    93999 All Other Hand Workers (*) $8.30 $8.85 $18,420 2.0%
      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 70 $14.93 $13.21 $27,480 9.1%
      Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators top
    Wage Estimates
    OES Code Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual Mean RSE (1)
    97102 Truck Drivers, Heavy or Tractor-Trailer 1,480 $13.91 $15.05 $31,310 5.0%
    97105 Truck Drivers, Light, Include Delivery and Route Workers 660 $9.41 $10.05 $20,900 3.2%
    97111 Bus Drivers, School 300 $5.75 $7.51 $15,630 6.1%
    97114 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 80 $7.24 $7.25 $15,070 2.1%
    97117 Driver/Sales Workers 160 $9.74 $9.47 $19,690 4.8%
    97923 Excavating and Loading Machine Operators 60 $13.60 $14.52 $30,190 5.4%
    97938 Grader, Bulldozer, and Scraper Operators 70 $12.18 $13.05 $27,150 5.6%
    97944 Crane and Tower Operators 30 $12.57 $12.01 $24,970 1.3%
    97947 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 440 $12.77 $12.62 $26,250 4.3%
    97989 All Other Material-Moving Equipment Operators 140 $10.62 $11.24 $23,390 1.1%
      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 110 $8.19 $9.02 $18,750 6.5%
    98311 Helpers, Brick and Stonemasons and Hard Tile Setters 40 $14.66 $13.87 $28,840 8.9%
    98312 Helpers, Carpenters and Related Workers 40 $8.06 $8.13 $16,910 2.2%
    98502 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 770 $8.42 $9.03 $18,790 7.5%
    98705 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors (*) $10.19 $10.03 $20,860 3.9%
    98799 All Other Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 570 $10.37 $10.93 $22,730 4.0%
    98902 Hand Packers and Packagers 400 $8.31 $9.18 $19,090 5.3%
    98905 Vehicle Washers and Equipment Cleaners 160 $6.85 $6.89 $14,320 1.7%
    98999 All Other Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 1,460 $10.14 $10.31 $21,440 1.0%

    (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.

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    Statewide estimates for Wisconsin

    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