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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Ames, IA



For metropolitan and nonmetropolitan area definitions used by the OEWS survey, see the metropolitan and nonmetropolitan area definitions page.


These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in Ames, IA, a metropolitan statistical area in Iowa.

Additional information, including the hourly and annual 10th, 25th, 75th, and 90th percentile wages and the employment percent relative standard error, is available in the downloadable XLS file.

Links to OEWS estimates for other areas and states

Major Occupational Groups in Ames, IA (Note--clicking a link will scroll the page to the occupational group):

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Occupation code Occupation title (click on the occupation title to view its profile) Level Employment Employment RSE Employment per 1,000 jobs Location quotient Median hourly wage Mean hourly wage Annual mean wage Mean wage RSE
00-0000 All Occupations total 44,630 0.0% 1000.000 1.00 $22.04 $25.54 $53,120 1.0%
11-0000 Management Occupations major 3,060 1.7% 68.567 1.08 $46.53 $50.74 $105,540 1.7%
11-1011 Chief Executives detail 90 15.6% 2.030 1.43 $75.74 $87.58 $182,170 9.7%
11-1021 General and Operations Managers detail 870 2.5% 19.391 0.92 $37.26 $44.31 $92,160 2.6%
11-2021 Marketing Managers detail 60 8.0% 1.309 0.66 $60.90 $65.92 $137,110 3.1%
11-2022 Sales Managers detail 40 14.8% 1.006 0.31 $61.17 $69.36 $144,260 6.3%
11-3013 Facilities Managers detail 60 9.0% 1.288 1.79 $38.59 $42.22 $87,820 1.9%
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers detail 190 5.0% 4.345 1.26 $57.70 $61.46 $127,840 2.2%
11-3031 Financial Managers detail 240 8.9% 5.436 1.12 $49.29 $58.00 $120,650 2.0%
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers detail 90 8.2% 1.905 1.40 $46.67 $50.28 $104,580 2.4%
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers detail 40 5.9% 0.972 0.95 $36.85 $41.18 $85,650 6.1%
11-3121 Human Resources Managers detail 40 6.9% 0.901 0.76 $49.29 $57.68 $119,970 1.9%
11-9021 Construction Managers detail 100 14.3% 2.283 1.13 $38.50 $43.63 $90,750 3.1%
11-9031 Education and Childcare Administrators, Preschool and Daycare detail 40 5.7% 0.995 2.48 $17.82 $22.56 $46,930 4.9%
11-9032 Education Administrators, Kindergarten through Secondary detail 70 6.1% 1.535 0.79 (4) (4) $108,690 1.5%
11-9041 Architectural and Engineering Managers detail 80 7.8% 1.788 1.35 $60.82 $62.21 $129,390 3.1%
11-9051 Food Service Managers detail 60 19.1% 1.291 0.86 $28.12 $30.56 $63,570 4.4%
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers detail 180 5.7% 4.085 1.32 $49.09 $53.59 $111,470 2.9%
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers detail 50 11.9% 1.165 2.20 $53.15 $56.55 $117,630 3.7%
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers detail 110 11.5% 2.416 1.45 $22.35 $25.15 $52,310 3.1%
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers detail 50 13.6% 1.042 0.94 $28.55 $31.03 $64,550 3.6%
11-9199 Managers, All Other detail 100 4.8% 2.189 0.62 $54.09 $56.50 $117,530 1.3%
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations major 2,940 2.1% 65.862 1.02 $30.51 $32.43 $67,460 0.9%
13-1020 Buyers and Purchasing Agents broad 150 4.9% 3.455 1.11 $30.51 $31.49 $65,510 1.6%
13-1041 Compliance Officers detail 160 3.0% 3.513 1.48 $30.51 $31.76 $66,050 1.0%
13-1051 Cost Estimators detail 70 13.7% 1.472 0.99 $29.60 $35.01 $72,820 7.2%
13-1071 Human Resources Specialists detail 190 3.7% 4.336 0.82 $29.40 $29.93 $62,250 1.7%
13-1081 Logisticians detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $29.96 $32.87 $68,360 1.6%
13-1082 Project Management Specialists detail 190 13.2% 4.296 0.81 $39.05 $40.66 $84,570 3.3%
13-1111 Management Analysts detail 120 5.9% 2.763 0.51 $38.17 $39.34 $81,830 2.0%
13-1121 Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners detail 50 6.9% 1.069 1.53 $23.74 $25.02 $52,040 1.7%
13-1151 Training and Development Specialists detail 80 10.2% 1.835 0.77 $29.12 $28.53 $59,340 8.7%
13-1161 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists detail 190 6.5% 4.175 0.81 $29.17 $33.75 $70,200 3.1%
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other detail 770 1.4% 17.361 2.37 $28.37 $27.69 $57,600 0.4%
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors detail 420 4.0% 9.458 1.01 $30.31 $33.44 $69,560 2.0%
13-2020 Property Appraisers and Assessors broad 60 18.2% 1.239 2.99 $36.39 $39.48 $82,110 15.5%
13-2031 Budget Analysts detail 70 1.6% 1.463 4.35 $30.71 $34.83 $72,440 0.4%
13-2051 Financial and Investment Analysts detail 30 23.1% 0.681 0.33 $37.26 $40.48 $84,190 7.0%
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors detail 40 21.3% 0.876 0.47 $38.19 $44.82 $93,230 4.3%
13-2071 Credit Counselors detail 30 14.1% 0.688 3.10 $23.14 $20.68 $43,020 5.6%
13-2072 Loan Officers detail 50 19.7% 1.152 0.48 $36.83 $41.55 $86,420 9.4%
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Occupations major 1,440 3.9% 32.193 0.97 $37.59 $39.88 $82,960 2.4%
15-1211 Computer Systems Analysts detail 120 11.5% 2.700 0.75 $37.33 $39.94 $83,070 2.2%
15-1212 Information Security Analysts detail 60 40.0% 1.418 1.27 (8) (8) (8) (8)
15-1231 Computer Network Support Specialists detail 130 7.0% 2.895 2.31 $37.50 $34.55 $71,860 1.5%
15-1232 Computer User Support Specialists detail 310 8.1% 6.931 1.49 $28.90 $28.11 $58,460 4.0%
15-1244 Network and Computer Systems Administrators detail 90 12.7% 2.100 0.93 $37.33 $39.66 $82,500 2.6%
15-1251 Computer Programmers detail 40 45.3% 0.916 0.85 $36.11 $40.19 $83,600 13.8%
15-1252 Software Developers detail 420 6.1% 9.310 0.96 $47.84 $47.11 $97,990 1.7%
15-1253 Software Quality Assurance Analysts and Testers detail 30 22.9% 0.724 0.54 $37.23 $41.14 $85,560 7.3%
15-1299 Computer Occupations, All Other detail 60 4.9% 1.423 0.54 $42.22 $43.92 $91,360 1.0%
15-2051 Data Scientists detail 50 6.6% 1.232 1.64 $30.14 $35.48 $73,790 3.1%
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations major 1,020 3.6% 22.945 1.33 $36.30 $36.72 $76,380 1.2%
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval detail 30 11.0% 0.775 1.09 $37.03 $39.42 $81,980 3.1%
17-2051 Civil Engineers detail 260 5.5% 5.770 2.67 $46.77 $41.49 $86,300 1.5%
17-2071 Electrical Engineers detail 30 21.1% 0.726 0.55 $37.79 $38.88 $80,870 13.6%
17-2112 Industrial Engineers detail 80 9.0% 1.840 0.88 $37.18 $40.85 $84,960 2.0%
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers detail 130 14.8% 2.942 1.49 $38.17 $40.13 $83,460 3.4%
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters detail 50 15.0% 1.046 1.46 $28.53 $26.02 $54,120 3.4%
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters detail 40 46.5% 0.869 2.56 $35.35 $33.85 $70,400 6.9%
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technologists and Technicians detail 120 4.0% 2.776 6.10 $36.30 $30.61 $63,670 1.4%
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations major 1,410 2.2% 31.514 3.49 $29.46 $31.24 $64,980 1.2%
19-1011 Animal Scientists detail 40 11.1% 0.981 49.56 $30.89 $35.17 $73,150 1.0%
19-1013 Soil and Plant Scientists detail 180 10.1% 4.020 36.28 $28.90 $29.60 $61,570 1.6%
19-1021 Biochemists and Biophysicists detail 40 5.0% 0.952 3.83 $30.89 $36.40 $75,710 5.8%
19-1029 Biological Scientists, All Other detail 70 8.5% 1.463 4.38 $37.25 $38.38 $79,830 1.3%
19-2031 Chemists detail 40 6.9% 0.883 1.54 $37.97 $40.13 $83,460 2.7%
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health detail 50 8.9% 1.093 2.00 $28.91 $31.25 $65,000 1.0%
19-4012 Agricultural Technicians detail 180 13.3% 4.092 42.52 $23.02 $22.51 $46,830 3.1%
19-4021 Biological Technicians detail 190 5.3% 4.275 7.91 $24.50 $25.00 $52,000 2.5%
19-4031 Chemical Technicians detail 30 9.2% 0.742 1.81 $23.74 $25.47 $52,980 5.5%
19-4099 Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other detail 80 4.7% 1.788 4.05 $24.03 $26.93 $56,000 1.9%
19-5011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists detail 60 7.5% 1.244 1.65 $37.03 $35.18 $73,180 2.2%
21-0000 Community and Social Service Occupations major 740 3.7% 16.694 1.05 $22.78 $24.25 $50,440 1.8%
21-1012 Educational, Guidance, and Career Counselors and Advisors detail 310 2.0% 6.966 3.31 $22.78 $24.45 $50,860 0.7%
21-1018 Substance Abuse, Behavioral Disorder, and Mental Health Counselors detail 60 15.5% 1.432 0.65 $23.31 $27.91 $58,060 11.7%
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers detail 70 20.0% 1.472 0.61 $22.62 $23.85 $49,600 6.1%
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers detail 40 19.0% 0.899 1.11 $28.77 $33.96 $70,630 8.0%
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants detail 130 12.8% 3.014 1.07 $17.66 $18.21 $37,880 3.9%
23-0000 Legal Occupations major 150 3.2% 3.370 0.40 $35.43 $41.68 $86,680 2.2%
23-1011 Lawyers detail 90 5.1% 1.967 0.41 $47.30 $51.20 $106,500 3.0%
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants detail 30 12.1% 0.775 0.32 $22.78 $22.88 $47,590 3.6%
25-0000 Educational Instruction and Library Occupations major 3,780 0.9% 84.667 1.46 $23.69 $30.15 $62,710 0.7%
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education detail 190 11.2% 4.347 1.56 $13.61 $13.77 $28,640 1.8%
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education detail 250 17.7% 5.517 0.58 (4) (4) $57,830 2.5%
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education detail 190 21.7% 4.154 0.99 (4) (4) $57,520 4.0%
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education detail 290 15.3% 6.487 0.90 (4) (4) $61,750 2.6%
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Teachers detail 100 13.2% 2.330 1.51 $14.22 $17.89 $37,210 6.4%
25-4022 Librarians and Media Collections Specialists detail 70 6.0% 1.645 1.81 $29.84 $28.43 $59,140 1.4%
25-9021 Farm and Home Management Educators detail 50 5.0% 1.049 13.91 $23.40 $25.68 $53,410 1.0%
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators detail 90 6.0% 1.940 1.48 $30.35 $33.03 $68,710 2.3%
25-9045 Teaching Assistants, Except Postsecondary detail 460 5.5% 10.404 1.23 (4) (4) $26,590 1.7%
25-9099 Educational Instruction and Library Workers, All Other detail 40 5.7% 0.948 0.86 $23.21 $23.60 $49,090 2.2%
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations major 620 4.2% 13.989 1.09 $23.51 $24.84 $51,670 2.3%
27-1024 Graphic Designers detail 100 6.5% 2.259 1.56 $23.49 $23.37 $48,610 3.2%
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers detail 50 13.3% 1.109 0.98 $14.17 $15.53 $32,310 3.1%
27-2012 Producers and Directors detail 30 11.3% 0.739 0.75 $23.69 $27.66 $57,540 3.6%
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts detail 60 12.7% 1.239 0.90 (4) (4) $38,620 5.1%
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists detail 180 3.4% 4.038 2.34 $28.45 $30.49 $63,420 3.9%
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations major 2,430 1.7% 54.421 0.87 $28.90 $36.36 $75,630 2.7%
29-1021 Dentists, General detail 40 9.7% 0.845 1.10 $75.84 $83.26 $173,190 6.7%
29-1051 Pharmacists detail 60 5.4% 1.356 0.61 $61.17 $58.40 $121,470 0.8%
29-1123 Physical Therapists detail 80 11.5% 1.871 1.17 $37.32 $39.29 $81,720 2.2%
29-1131 Veterinarians detail 90 4.5% 2.129 3.88 $36.21 $32.31 $67,210 2.6%
29-1141 Registered Nurses detail 880 2.4% 19.689 0.91 $29.11 $30.94 $64,360 0.5%
29-1171 Nurse Practitioners detail 60 19.7% 1.389 0.83 $49.50 $57.41 $119,410 2.0%
29-1215 Family Medicine Physicians detail 70 23.1% 1.580 2.16 (5) $113.42 $235,920 16.2%
29-1292 Dental Hygienists detail 80 5.8% 1.759 1.20 $36.88 $36.35 $75,600 1.2%
29-2010 Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians broad 70 7.7% 1.521 0.67 $22.95 $25.57 $53,190 1.8%
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians detail 50 17.4% 1.093 0.71 $23.52 $25.02 $52,040 1.7%
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians detail 120 5.2% 2.783 0.90 $17.61 $17.06 $35,490 0.8%
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians detail 120 8.9% 2.590 3.08 $17.77 $18.95 $39,420 2.8%
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses detail 90 9.1% 1.925 0.42 $22.60 $23.00 $47,830 1.0%
29-2072 Medical Records Specialists detail 60 7.9% 1.246 0.97 $18.20 $21.31 $44,320 1.9%
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing detail 40 19.6% 0.941 1.81 $17.64 $17.50 $36,400 2.8%
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations major 1,530 2.4% 34.218 0.73 $14.63 $16.35 $34,000 0.7%
31-1120 Home Health and Personal Care Aides broad 540 5.6% 12.140 0.51 $13.89 $14.07 $29,270 2.1%
31-1131 Nursing Assistants detail 420 3.6% 9.521 1.02 $14.63 $15.53 $32,290 0.5%
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants detail 30 7.7% 0.746 1.12 $23.86 $25.78 $53,620 2.9%
31-9091 Dental Assistants detail 110 5.7% 2.541 1.03 $22.39 $21.05 $43,790 2.5%
31-9092 Medical Assistants detail 140 7.7% 3.108 0.60 $17.86 $17.71 $36,830 2.2%
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers detail 110 5.5% 2.507 3.57 $22.75 $21.16 $44,000 1.5%
31-9097 Phlebotomists detail 50 13.7% 1.017 1.08 $14.63 $16.61 $34,540 2.7%
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations major 440 4.9% 9.844 0.41 $28.78 $28.70 $59,700 3.1%
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives detail 60 3.0% 1.351 1.48 $38.21 $41.71 $86,750 1.4%
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers detail 150 3.1% 3.354 0.71 $29.17 $29.93 $62,260 0.9%
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations major 3,800 1.5% 85.086 1.07 $11.39 $12.95 $26,940 1.1%
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks detail 50 14.3% 1.107 1.20 $22.42 $22.82 $47,470 8.2%
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers detail 380 5.9% 8.539 1.16 $17.86 $18.74 $38,970 2.5%
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food detail 170 22.8% 3.738 0.69 $11.32 $11.41 $23,730 1.8%
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria detail 250 6.2% 5.597 2.01 $14.57 $15.23 $31,680 1.2%
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant detail 370 7.4% 8.333 0.98 $14.17 $13.77 $28,640 1.2%
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers detail 260 29.0% 5.790 1.04 $11.07 $11.56 $24,030 2.0%
35-3011 Bartenders detail 270 6.2% 6.140 1.78 $9.06 $11.11 $23,110 3.4%
35-3023 Fast Food and Counter Workers detail 1,120 7.2% 25.202 1.15 $11.06 $11.60 $24,130 2.2%
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses detail 490 6.8% 10.886 0.85 $9.35 $11.58 $24,080 3.0%
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant detail 70 11.1% 1.488 0.86 $14.25 $14.23 $29,600 1.7%
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers detail 80 17.3% 1.815 0.76 $13.13 $14.77 $30,720 8.4%
35-9021 Dishwashers detail 90 14.8% 1.914 0.72 $9.46 $10.22 $21,260 4.2%
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop detail 120 9.6% 2.761 1.20 $10.57 $10.84 $22,540 2.8%
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations major 1,430 1.6% 31.980 1.10 $14.36 $15.89 $33,050 0.8%
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers detail 50 13.8% 1.141 1.05 $18.52 $20.16 $41,930 2.2%
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers detail 40 26.7% 0.822 1.00 $22.43 $23.61 $49,110 3.8%
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners detail 720 1.7% 16.046 1.11 $14.36 $15.56 $32,370 0.9%
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners detail 220 7.1% 4.907 0.96 $13.63 $12.95 $26,940 1.4%
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers detail 340 5.2% 7.652 1.21 $17.43 $16.48 $34,280 1.2%
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations major 1,000 3.5% 22.421 1.23 $13.51 $14.78 $30,740 1.4%
39-1014 First-Line Supervisors of Entertainment and Recreation Workers, Except Gambling Services detail 30 20.1% 0.742 1.56 $17.82 $18.85 $39,210 3.0%
39-2021 Animal Caretakers detail 170 5.1% 3.706 2.31 $17.97 $17.52 $36,440 1.7%
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants detail 90 21.2% 1.967 1.06 $10.73 $10.40 $21,630 2.4%
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists detail 160 2.9% 3.500 1.72 $13.98 $16.32 $33,950 2.7%
39-9011 Childcare Workers detail 190 12.6% 4.235 1.36 $10.62 $10.48 $21,800 2.1%
39-9031 Exercise Trainers and Group Fitness Instructors detail 90 15.3% 1.970 1.25 $14.81 $16.59 $34,500 5.1%
39-9032 Recreation Workers detail 120 17.3% 2.666 1.42 $11.62 $14.16 $29,440 3.8%
39-9041 Residential Advisors detail 60 13.4% 1.360 2.07 $14.47 $16.59 $34,520 2.9%
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations major 4,000 1.1% 89.728 0.95 $13.86 $19.28 $40,100 2.6%
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers detail 340 2.5% 7.509 0.93 $18.00 $20.55 $42,740 1.3%
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers detail 50 11.2% 1.165 0.67 $39.00 $45.03 $93,660 4.5%
41-2011 Cashiers detail 1,250 2.6% 28.083 1.19 $11.13 $12.33 $25,640 1.4%
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks detail 100 20.3% 2.337 0.89 $13.71 $14.20 $29,530 5.9%
41-2022 Parts Salespersons detail 110 7.4% 2.427 1.29 (8) (8) (8) (8)
41-2031 Retail Salespersons detail 1,230 2.4% 27.615 1.05 $13.63 $14.72 $30,620 2.8%
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents detail 80 8.0% 1.714 0.57 $22.53 $26.50 $55,130 6.9%
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents detail 40 17.3% 0.885 0.29 $23.25 $28.26 $58,780 6.5%
41-3091 Sales Representatives of Services, Except Advertising, Insurance, Financial Services, and Travel detail 170 8.9% 3.773 0.52 $30.14 $35.87 $74,610 4.4%
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products detail 80 14.6% 1.757 0.93 $50.88 $60.57 $125,990 13.8%
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products detail 340 3.8% 7.632 0.87 $29.56 $34.77 $72,310 2.8%
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents detail 50 27.1% 1.029 0.82 $28.25 $33.75 $70,190 13.9%
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations major 4,990 1.1% 111.874 0.86 $18.11 $20.09 $41,780 1.0%
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers detail 230 4.3% 5.250 0.51 $28.90 $29.43 $61,220 1.3%
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks detail 100 7.2% 2.330 0.77 $18.02 $19.01 $39,530 1.3%
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks detail 410 7.2% 9.274 0.87 $22.28 $21.88 $45,510 2.7%
43-3071 Tellers detail 110 7.6% 2.436 0.94 $14.17 $15.23 $31,670 1.1%
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks detail 40 5.8% 0.937 0.88 $22.38 $22.23 $46,230 2.2%
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives detail 650 5.0% 14.531 0.73 $17.62 $19.61 $40,780 5.4%
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks detail 100 6.7% 2.326 1.49 $11.05 $12.12 $25,200 1.8%
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan detail 50 8.2% 1.069 0.89 $14.43 $15.93 $33,140 1.7%
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical detail 70 6.1% 1.595 2.86 $17.71 $18.63 $38,740 3.1%
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks detail 80 12.6% 1.833 1.08 $18.43 $22.75 $47,320 6.0%
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks detail 30 21.1% 0.701 2.44 $21.98 $20.48 $42,600 3.5%
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks detail 180 7.7% 4.080 0.58 $13.81 $14.09 $29,300 2.0%
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other detail 50 0.9% 1.230 1.12 $22.40 $22.24 $46,250 0.1%
43-5031 Public Safety Telecommunicators detail 40 1.5% 0.887 1.29 $22.58 $24.14 $50,210 0.8%
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks detail 30 0.0% 0.717 1.27 $22.35 $23.17 $48,190 0.0%
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers detail 100 0.0% 2.330 0.98 $23.97 $25.70 $53,460 0.0%
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks detail 120 7.2% 2.577 0.99 $23.08 $23.49 $48,870 1.2%
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Inventory Clerks detail 350 4.7% 7.733 1.37 $18.11 $18.61 $38,710 1.5%
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants detail 300 4.9% 6.653 2.01 $23.08 $24.28 $50,500 1.2%
43-6013 Medical Secretaries and Administrative Assistants detail 230 5.6% 5.264 1.13 $17.44 $16.84 $35,040 1.2%
43-6014 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive detail 520 4.8% 11.605 0.90 $22.04 $20.83 $43,320 1.3%
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks detail 40 32.6% 0.997 0.64 $17.90 $18.82 $39,140 2.8%
43-9061 Office Clerks, General detail 780 4.9% 17.585 0.96 $17.87 $18.58 $38,650 1.2%
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other detail 60 5.6% 1.335 1.28 $13.99 $14.15 $29,440 2.1%
45-0000 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations major 160 7.0% 3.484 1.08 $14.13 $16.05 $33,390 2.1%
45-2091 Agricultural Equipment Operators detail 40 11.9% 0.876 4.72 $17.81 $17.88 $37,190 1.9%
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, and Aquacultural Animals detail 50 10.0% 1.024 4.23 $13.84 $13.89 $28,890 2.0%
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations major 1,910 2.2% 42.852 1.03 $22.62 $23.85 $49,620 1.4%
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers detail 270 4.2% 5.951 1.26 $29.72 $31.33 $65,160 1.7%
47-2031 Carpenters detail 200 9.6% 4.408 0.93 $22.33 $21.58 $44,890 2.5%
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers detail 80 20.0% 1.851 1.40 $22.47 $21.24 $44,180 1.9%
47-2061 Construction Laborers detail 360 5.5% 7.977 1.16 $18.02 $19.86 $41,310 2.5%
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators detail 150 7.9% 3.258 1.13 $22.70 $24.21 $50,360 1.5%
47-2111 Electricians detail 170 5.8% 3.697 0.80 $23.29 $25.11 $52,220 2.8%
47-2132 Insulation Workers, Mechanical detail 60 27.8% 1.291 6.49 $22.86 $21.90 $45,560 5.1%
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance detail 40 17.0% 0.979 0.64 $17.84 $19.50 $40,560 3.6%
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters detail 140 15.1% 3.059 1.03 $23.25 $25.63 $53,320 2.2%
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers detail 40 24.4% 0.941 1.08 $28.55 $27.14 $56,460 3.8%
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors detail 40 22.9% 0.941 1.13 $29.66 $32.07 $66,700 2.2%
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $23.06 $24.75 $51,480 0.8%
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations major 1,740 2.1% 39.007 0.99 $22.82 $24.71 $51,390 2.4%
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers detail 140 5.3% 3.162 0.85 $29.98 $32.86 $68,340 2.2%
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers detail 70 10.7% 1.488 1.21 $28.83 $27.67 $57,550 2.7%
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers detail 50 8.1% 1.172 1.20 $28.49 $32.86 $68,340 10.9%
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics detail 230 5.0% 5.060 1.13 $22.66 $26.78 $55,710 10.8%
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists detail 60 8.8% 1.380 0.74 $22.82 $23.93 $49,780 1.5%
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians detail 50 7.3% 1.185 4.77 $23.38 $24.40 $50,750 2.4%
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines detail 50 20.8% 1.051 1.02 $23.54 $24.08 $50,080 4.7%
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers detail 120 8.2% 2.608 1.03 $27.97 $25.01 $52,030 1.7%
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics detail 160 8.7% 3.668 1.39 $28.14 $26.56 $55,250 1.5%
49-9071 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General detail 500 3.0% 11.107 1.10 $22.12 $20.69 $43,040 1.1%
51-0000 Production Occupations major 3,290 2.4% 73.824 1.24 $18.15 $20.00 $41,590 1.0%
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers detail 220 5.0% 4.880 1.09 $29.16 $29.51 $61,390 1.5%
51-2028 Electrical, Electronic, and Electromechanical Assemblers, Except Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers detail 40 20.9% 0.975 0.51 $20.86 $22.75 $47,310 6.1%
51-2090 Miscellaneous Assemblers and Fabricators broad 320 6.5% 7.096 0.75 $18.32 $17.95 $37,340 1.4%
51-3011 Bakers detail 160 6.9% 3.641 2.82 $14.31 $14.28 $29,700 1.3%
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters detail 90 5.1% 2.010 1.94 $14.16 $14.37 $29,890 0.8%
51-4041 Machinists detail 60 32.4% 1.344 0.57 $23.34 $22.68 $47,170 2.8%
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic detail 210 11.7% 4.672 4.88 $18.13 $18.05 $37,540 1.1%
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers detail 140 8.7% 3.233 1.15 $22.42 $21.52 $44,760 2.5%
51-5112 Printing Press Operators detail 200 7.3% 4.591 4.45 $17.69 $19.29 $40,120 4.4%
51-5113 Print Binding and Finishing Workers detail 80 13.1% 1.822 6.29 $14.16 $15.64 $32,540 2.6%
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers detail 30 13.2% 0.708 0.63 $13.76 $13.02 $27,070 1.9%
51-9011 Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders detail 60 8.4% 1.262 1.67 $23.23 $22.73 $47,280 1.6%
51-9012 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $24.28 $22.63 $47,060 12.2%
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders detail 90 5.1% 2.124 2.76 $23.38 $22.99 $47,820 1.8%
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers detail 190 5.3% 4.206 1.07 $18.42 $22.15 $46,070 1.8%
51-9161 Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Operators detail 90 6.8% 2.077 1.85 $23.08 $21.39 $44,480 2.2%
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers detail 80 10.2% 1.781 1.24 $18.18 $16.81 $34,970 2.2%
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other detail 80 39.1% 1.714 1.18 $17.86 $20.04 $41,670 6.2%
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations major 2,740 3.3% 61.459 0.69 $17.26 $18.07 $37,590 2.0%
53-1047 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material Moving Workers, Except Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors detail 120 7.1% 2.669 0.68 $23.58 $26.05 $54,170 2.3%
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers detail 200 22.3% 4.520 1.33 $8.53 $10.97 $22,820 5.9%
53-3032 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers detail 410 7.4% 9.075 0.67 $18.80 $20.82 $43,300 2.0%
53-3033 Light Truck Drivers detail 210 6.5% 4.638 0.65 $17.91 $19.09 $39,710 3.6%
53-3051 Bus Drivers, School detail 120 11.2% 2.653 1.03 $16.95 $19.34 $40,220 8.4%
53-3053 Shuttle Drivers and Chauffeurs detail 50 13.0% 1.176 0.94 $13.46 $19.12 $39,780 15.1%
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators detail 190 5.8% 4.327 0.80 $18.39 $18.74 $38,990 1.0%
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment detail 90 9.4% 2.088 0.84 $14.00 $18.33 $38,120 12.3%
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand detail 480 6.9% 10.751 0.56 $17.79 $17.58 $36,560 1.8%
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand detail 130 12.9% 2.908 0.70 $14.39 $15.90 $33,060 3.6%
53-7065 Stockers and Order Fillers detail 510 9.0% 11.526 0.66 $14.08 $14.90 $30,990 2.5%


About May 2021 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) 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.

(4) Wages for some occupations that do not generally work year-round, full time, are reported either as hourly wages or annual salaries depending on how they are typically paid.

(5) This wage is equal to or greater than $100.00 per hour or $208,000 per year.

(8) Estimates not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.







Iowa's metropolitan and nonmetropolitan area estimates:

May 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022