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May 2019 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Owensboro, KY



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


These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in Owensboro, KY, a metropolitan statistical area in Kentucky.

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 OES estimates for other areas and States

Major Occupational Groups in Owensboro, KY (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 51,370 2.3% 1000.000 1.00 $16.77 $20.21 $42,030 2.6%
11-0000 Management Occupations major 1,980 5.7% 38.491 0.70 $35.67 $42.12 $87,600 2.8%
11-1011 Chief Executives detail 50 24.5% 0.993 0.71 $59.72 $61.16 $127,220 5.7%
11-1021 General and Operations Managers detail 740 8.1% 14.340 0.88 $32.17 $40.22 $83,660 4.4%
11-2022 Sales Managers detail 40 16.0% 0.835 0.30 $36.23 $41.63 $86,600 7.9%
11-3010 Administrative Services and Facilities Managers broad 50 22.1% 0.923 0.44 $36.14 $45.81 $95,270 8.6%
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers detail 60 21.7% 1.082 0.37 $57.93 $62.03 $129,020 8.4%
11-3031 Financial Managers detail 170 20.8% 3.222 0.72 $42.79 $50.01 $104,020 6.4%
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers detail 110 17.8% 2.208 1.75 $46.17 $52.45 $109,090 9.0%
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers detail 40 23.9% 0.822 0.91 $28.41 $32.41 $67,410 6.0%
11-9032 Education Administrators, Kindergarten through Secondary detail 100 0.0% 2.019 1.09 (4) (4) $89,410 1.8%
11-9041 Architectural and Engineering Managers detail 40 30.9% 0.734 0.55 $58.21 $61.54 $128,000 10.2%
11-9051 Food Service Managers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $23.30 $23.75 $49,390 3.5%
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers detail 120 16.5% 2.420 0.90 $38.94 $42.93 $89,290 8.7%
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers detail 40 41.8% 0.728 0.48 $13.87 $16.75 $34,830 12.3%
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers detail 70 16.2% 1.361 1.28 $26.76 $27.66 $57,530 3.3%
11-9198 Personal Service Managers, All Other; Entertainment and Recreation Managers, Except Gambling; and Managers, All Other detail 60 18.2% 1.211 0.38 $41.04 $42.90 $89,240 8.0%
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations major 1,810 6.3% 35.277 0.63 $27.72 $30.93 $64,340 2.9%
13-1020 Buyers and Purchasing Agents broad 90 13.1% 1.729 0.60 $24.83 $26.35 $54,800 4.4%
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators detail 40 10.4% 0.707 0.36 $33.36 $33.32 $69,300 6.1%
13-1041 Compliance Officers detail 40 18.9% 0.683 0.32 $28.29 $29.80 $61,980 5.3%
13-1051 Cost Estimators detail 60 21.5% 1.108 0.77 $28.82 $30.25 $62,930 4.1%
13-1071 Human Resources Specialists detail 150 12.9% 2.988 0.69 $25.04 $27.19 $56,560 3.3%
13-1075 Labor Relations Specialists detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $35.40 $35.05 $72,900 4.5%
13-1111 Management Analysts detail 130 21.7% 2.601 0.54 $31.24 $44.39 $92,340 15.2%
13-1151 Training and Development Specialists detail 70 13.4% 1.374 0.65 $26.71 $26.65 $55,440 5.6%
13-1161 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists detail 70 20.0% 1.407 0.30 $17.76 $22.08 $45,920 6.2%
13-1198 Project Management Specialists and Business Operations Specialists, All Other detail 160 13.6% 3.142 0.36 $31.57 $33.90 $70,500 5.5%
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors detail 230 12.6% 4.536 0.52 $28.83 $32.08 $66,730 5.1%
13-2072 Loan Officers detail 410 5.1% 7.925 3.77 $24.31 $28.99 $60,300 4.9%
13-2082 Tax Preparers detail 40 31.6% 0.802 1.77 $17.69 $19.77 $41,120 11.5%
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Occupations major 380 24.7% 7.320 0.24 $28.56 $31.65 $65,830 3.6%
15-1211 Computer Systems Analysts detail 30 12.3% 0.679 0.17 $35.86 $35.58 $74,010 2.8%
15-1232 Computer User Support Specialists detail 100 11.0% 2.009 0.46 $21.13 $21.77 $45,280 2.8%
15-1244 Network and Computer Systems Administrators detail 60 18.4% 1.217 0.50 $28.75 $30.75 $63,960 3.3%
15-1251 Computer Programmers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $29.50 $32.50 $67,600 4.1%
15-1256 Software Developers and Software Quality Assurance Analysts and Testers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $44.03 $42.04 $87,440 7.4%
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations major 610 11.7% 11.889 0.67 $35.03 $35.36 $73,540 4.5%
17-2051 Civil Engineers detail 40 17.3% 0.860 0.41 $35.97 $37.48 $77,950 4.8%
17-2071 Electrical Engineers detail 70 40.2% 1.382 1.09 $44.44 $43.21 $89,870 4.4%
17-2112 Industrial Engineers detail 130 9.9% 2.467 1.24 $41.46 $40.61 $84,470 4.8%
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers detail 60 37.0% 1.094 0.52 $34.87 $36.06 $75,000 5.9%
17-2199 Engineers, All Other detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $44.94 $43.22 $89,890 8.5%
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technologists and Technicians detail 30 12.4% 0.648 1.38 $22.90 $24.94 $51,870 2.6%
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologists and Technicians detail 40 7.2% 0.757 0.91 $29.68 $30.07 $62,540 5.4%
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations major 180 10.5% 3.572 0.41 $26.15 $28.14 $58,530 4.8%
19-4031 Chemical Technicians detail 40 34.7% 0.740 1.65 $22.91 $24.12 $50,170 4.5%
19-5011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists detail 30 21.8% 0.670 1.06 $29.84 $30.84 $64,140 5.0%
21-0000 Community and Social Service Occupations major 800 8.0% 15.576 1.02 $19.43 $20.85 $43,380 5.3%
21-1012 Educational, Guidance, and Career Counselors and Advisors detail 70 2.7% 1.297 0.64 $31.60 $29.51 $61,390 4.3%
21-1018 Substance Abuse, Behavioral Disorder, and Mental Health Counselors detail 130 33.0% 2.546 1.32 $19.58 $22.32 $46,420 7.7%
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $19.37 $19.23 $40,000 1.9%
21-1022 Healthcare Social Workers detail 70 27.8% 1.431 1.20 $25.69 $24.41 $50,780 10.7%
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants detail 130 25.2% 2.585 0.94 $12.67 $13.23 $27,530 5.0%
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $14.46 $15.06 $31,330 5.1%
23-0000 Legal Occupations major 160 8.5% 3.204 0.41 $28.91 $31.10 $64,700 8.2%
23-1011 Lawyers detail 100 11.7% 1.984 0.44 $34.10 $37.08 $77,130 8.0%
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants detail 50 18.9% 1.038 0.46 $13.71 $15.27 $31,760 9.7%
25-0000 Educational Instruction and Library Occupations major 2,580 2.1% 50.140 0.83 $23.33 $22.98 $47,810 1.9%
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education detail 60 29.5% 1.223 0.42 $22.98 $20.75 $43,150 21.1%
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education detail 80 0.0% 1.620 1.91 (4) (4) $53,320 2.2%
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education detail 500 0.0% 9.812 1.01 (4) (4) $54,110 1.9%
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education detail 280 0.0% 5.445 1.29 (4) (4) $55,370 1.9%
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education detail 340 0.0% 6.689 0.95 (4) (4) $58,400 1.9%
25-2052 Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School detail 180 0.0% 3.426 2.60 (4) (4) $55,540 2.5%
25-2057 Special Education Teachers, Middle School detail 30 0.0% 0.609 1.04 (4) (4) $54,890 2.7%
25-2058 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School detail 30 0.0% 0.609 0.63 (4) (4) $55,350 2.3%
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Teachers detail 40 38.7% 0.769 0.45 $9.29 $9.76 $20,300 6.2%
25-3097 Tutors and Teachers and Instructors, All Other detail 50 6.2% 1.057 0.48 (4) (4) $26,530 4.8%
25-4022 Librarians and Media Collections Specialists detail 60 16.6% 1.137 1.23 $28.05 $26.66 $55,450 4.7%
25-4031 Library Technicians detail 40 37.9% 0.761 1.26 $17.96 $17.70 $36,810 4.7%
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators detail 60 0.0% 1.156 0.96 $32.85 $33.81 $70,330 2.3%
25-9045 Teaching Assistants, Except Postsecondary detail 490 3.8% 9.580 1.04 (4) (4) $27,010 3.9%
25-9099 Educational Instruction and Library Workers, All Other detail 40 0.0% 0.707 0.80 $22.20 $23.39 $48,660 1.9%
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations major 260 12.5% 5.108 0.37 $16.37 $19.05 $39,620 4.6%
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers detail 50 35.9% 1.026 1.07 $16.45 $16.74 $34,820 3.2%
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations major 3,610 3.8% 70.355 1.19 $28.85 $35.00 $72,800 3.3%
29-1021 Dentists, General detail 50 44.2% 0.897 1.19 $46.86 $64.25 $133,640 26.6%
29-1051 Pharmacists detail 130 6.1% 2.502 1.18 $61.43 $61.83 $128,600 2.8%
29-1071 Physician Assistants detail 50 33.0% 0.921 1.13 $50.20 $44.90 $93,380 12.2%
29-1123 Physical Therapists detail 110 16.6% 2.155 1.36 $36.65 $37.38 $77,740 2.5%
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists detail 60 4.3% 1.217 1.16 $32.34 $34.93 $72,650 3.6%
29-1141 Registered Nurses detail 1,630 5.4% 31.720 1.56 $30.12 $31.50 $65,520 3.3%
29-1171 Nurse Practitioners detail 110 12.1% 2.145 1.57 $48.46 $49.42 $102,800 4.7%
29-1228 Physicians, All Other; and Ophthalmologists, Except Pediatric detail 110 7.1% 2.054 0.77 (5) $132.79 $276,200 20.9%
29-1292 Dental Hygienists detail 80 21.5% 1.567 1.04 $26.75 $24.80 $51,580 9.6%
29-2010 Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians broad 140 8.5% 2.661 1.20 $24.88 $24.31 $50,560 3.9%
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers detail 40 10.3% 0.681 1.37 $34.34 $33.85 $70,410 3.0%
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians detail 130 7.0% 2.492 1.77 $25.72 $26.49 $55,110 3.9%
29-2040 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics broad 120 39.9% 2.328 1.31 $11.27 $11.77 $24,470 6.0%
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians detail 180 11.5% 3.496 1.23 $14.56 $14.80 $30,790 3.1%
29-2055 Surgical Technologists detail 130 6.8% 2.494 3.36 $20.84 $20.50 $42,640 2.3%
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses detail 200 19.5% 3.825 0.81 $21.53 $21.21 $44,120 3.4%
29-2098 Medical Dosimetrists, Medical Records Specialists, and Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other detail 70 17.7% 1.287 0.57 $18.20 $18.41 $38,280 5.0%
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations major 2,190 8.1% 42.612 0.96 $13.27 $14.20 $29,540 2.7%
31-1120 Home Health and Personal Care Aides broad 520 11.7% 10.180 0.47 $10.50 $12.72 $26,460 7.3%
31-1131 Nursing Assistants detail 750 21.7% 14.556 1.51 $12.22 $12.72 $26,460 3.3%
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants detail 50 17.0% 1.032 1.56 $27.39 $27.88 $57,990 3.4%
31-9091 Dental Assistants detail 120 9.4% 2.315 0.97 $16.78 $16.37 $34,050 8.6%
31-9092 Medical Assistants detail 290 6.8% 5.671 1.17 $14.33 $14.26 $29,650 2.2%
31-9097 Phlebotomists detail 110 26.4% 2.217 2.54 $15.82 $16.14 $33,580 4.3%
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other detail 70 0.0% 1.443 2.27 $13.85 $14.18 $29,500 2.1%
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations major 1,470 20.8% 28.621 1.20 $11.37 $13.81 $28,720 8.2%
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers detail 190 27.7% 3.685 0.81 $21.76 $22.67 $47,150 6.8%
33-9032 Security Guards detail 990 30.0% 19.335 2.52 $10.60 $10.90 $22,670 3.5%
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations major 4,800 6.0% 93.473 1.02 $9.43 $10.50 $21,830 2.8%
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers detail 480 15.5% 9.268 1.35 $13.51 $15.74 $32,730 8.3%
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food detail 270 40.0% 5.243 1.46 $8.83 $9.12 $18,970 4.9%
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria detail 310 14.6% 6.015 2.20 $11.90 $12.13 $25,240 2.3%
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant detail 350 16.8% 6.874 0.72 $9.48 $10.01 $20,820 6.8%
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers detail 110 36.1% 2.188 0.37 $10.52 $11.03 $22,940 3.5%
35-3011 Bartenders detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $9.18 $9.68 $20,130 5.0%
35-3023 Fast Food and Counter Workers detail 1,870 16.6% 36.457 1.34 $9.25 $9.94 $20,680 4.9%
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses detail 930 16.0% 18.159 1.03 $8.81 $8.86 $18,430 3.8%
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $9.64 $10.37 $21,560 6.4%
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations major 1,620 5.8% 31.578 1.05 $11.61 $12.27 $25,520 3.0%
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers detail 60 24.4% 1.154 1.09 $15.58 $17.04 $35,440 5.6%
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners detail 760 7.6% 14.764 1.01 $11.20 $11.61 $24,140 4.8%
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners detail 330 14.5% 6.413 1.02 $10.96 $11.26 $23,420 4.5%
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers detail 420 18.6% 8.149 1.31 $12.94 $12.97 $26,990 6.6%
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations major 1,140 9.8% 22.164 0.99 $10.44 $11.51 $23,940 3.5%
39-1098 First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service and Entertainment and Recreation Workers, Except Gambling Services detail 100 25.0% 1.853 1.25 $14.64 $15.77 $32,800 4.4%
39-2021 Animal Caretakers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $9.87 $12.19 $25,350 9.5%
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists detail 80 41.9% 1.583 0.60 $10.06 $11.08 $23,040 11.3%
39-9011 Childcare Workers detail 420 15.5% 8.194 2.14 $9.35 $9.86 $20,510 4.4%
39-9032 Recreation Workers detail 130 13.8% 2.579 1.06 $9.01 $10.09 $20,980 9.7%
39-9041 Residential Advisors detail 230 3.5% 4.407 6.00 $10.87 $10.93 $22,730 4.7%
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations major 4,720 5.1% 91.849 0.94 $11.26 $14.98 $31,150 3.5%
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers detail 440 7.8% 8.607 1.08 $14.57 $16.72 $34,770 4.1%
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers detail 70 24.1% 1.318 0.78 $21.36 $25.81 $53,690 8.1%
41-2011 Cashiers detail 1,420 10.5% 27.583 1.13 $9.31 $9.92 $20,630 2.6%
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks detail 130 23.5% 2.531 0.90 $9.14 $10.64 $22,130 7.9%
41-2022 Parts Salespersons detail 90 42.8% 1.754 1.01 $14.69 $15.99 $33,260 12.9%
41-2031 Retail Salespersons detail 1,610 11.1% 31.339 1.07 $10.56 $12.12 $25,210 3.3%
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents detail 140 11.8% 2.813 1.01 $19.77 $25.42 $52,870 10.6%
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents detail 60 27.0% 1.221 0.41 $42.20 $64.23 $133,600 22.6%
41-3091 Sales Representatives of Services, Except Advertising, Insurance, Financial Services, and Travel detail 90 15.5% 1.655 0.23 $20.51 $22.20 $46,180 6.4%
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products detail 440 24.2% 8.494 0.93 $24.73 $24.77 $51,520 7.1%
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents detail 40 26.6% 0.827 0.75 $20.66 $25.59 $53,220 10.3%
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $13.48 $15.34 $31,920 8.1%
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations major 7,230 2.5% 140.660 1.06 $15.88 $16.77 $34,870 1.7%
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers detail 500 5.0% 9.699 0.96 $23.35 $25.11 $52,230 2.7%
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks detail 170 10.3% 3.391 1.07 $17.53 $17.50 $36,400 3.7%
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks detail 560 10.7% 10.952 1.06 $17.87 $18.58 $38,650 2.2%
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks detail 30 21.6% 0.679 0.70 $19.87 $21.61 $44,950 3.6%
43-3071 Tellers detail 230 12.2% 4.384 1.46 $14.01 $14.16 $29,440 2.0%
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks detail 110 20.6% 2.202 2.10 $16.95 $17.54 $36,490 2.7%
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives detail 1,330 4.3% 25.954 1.31 $13.80 $14.28 $29,700 4.3%
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks detail 110 17.3% 2.196 1.20 $9.79 $10.01 $20,820 4.9%
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan detail 100 5.7% 1.871 1.46 $14.00 $14.57 $30,300 3.5%
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical detail 50 31.9% 0.940 1.61 $11.54 $11.64 $24,220 3.5%
43-4151 Order Clerks detail 60 36.4% 1.191 1.28 $14.54 $14.01 $29,140 12.3%
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping detail 110 37.2% 2.114 2.65 $16.55 $17.57 $36,540 4.4%
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks detail 440 9.5% 8.628 1.20 $13.89 $14.31 $29,770 2.2%
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other detail 60 39.0% 1.162 1.11 $16.51 $16.66 $34,650 2.0%
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance detail 40 22.1% 0.681 0.50 $16.75 $17.74 $36,900 6.4%
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers detail 150 0.0% 2.901 1.25 $22.45 $24.06 $50,040 2.6%
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Inventory Clerks detail 210 13.7% 3.995 0.83 $17.04 $17.41 $36,210 5.0%
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping detail 50 40.0% 0.905 2.18 $18.63 $17.73 $36,870 6.8%
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants detail 90 12.2% 1.663 0.45 $21.74 $23.26 $48,380 3.9%
43-6012 Legal Secretaries and Administrative Assistants detail 60 23.3% 1.258 1.10 $14.19 $14.31 $29,760 3.1%
43-6013 Medical Secretaries and Administrative Assistants detail 130 24.7% 2.490 0.60 $14.86 $15.96 $33,190 5.4%
43-6014 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive detail 630 9.7% 12.268 0.88 $16.00 $15.59 $32,430 1.8%
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers detail 30 0.0% 0.613 0.56 $14.43 $15.06 $31,320 2.6%
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service detail 50 32.6% 0.946 1.66 $11.23 $12.16 $25,300 5.3%
43-9061 Office Clerks, General detail 750 8.1% 14.657 0.73 $13.51 $14.64 $30,450 2.3%
45-0000 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations major (8) (8) (8) (8) $15.83 $15.14 $31,490 4.3%
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations major 2,260 8.1% 44.033 1.04 $20.67 $21.89 $45,540 2.4%
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers detail 220 10.8% 4.308 1.01 $27.23 $29.46 $61,280 3.5%
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons detail 30 8.6% 0.648 1.57 $20.73 $20.75 $43,170 12.9%
47-2031 Carpenters detail 160 22.8% 3.165 0.63 $19.55 $21.13 $43,960 4.2%
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $15.86 $15.60 $32,440 8.7%
47-2061 Construction Laborers detail 390 9.4% 7.631 1.10 $16.77 $17.15 $35,660 2.7%
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators detail 100 17.4% 1.984 0.72 $23.04 $23.86 $49,630 2.1%
47-2111 Electricians detail 390 18.7% 7.680 1.64 $24.87 $24.32 $50,580 2.9%
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance detail 70 5.6% 1.378 0.87 $14.07 $14.61 $30,380 3.9%
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters detail 300 19.8% 5.885 1.95 $24.19 $25.08 $52,160 8.3%
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers detail 50 45.9% 1.014 1.13 $24.54 $25.30 $52,620 15.0%
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians detail 70 19.7% 1.298 2.41 $13.75 $13.96 $29,030 9.4%
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers detail 50 28.4% 1.026 1.00 $16.51 $16.25 $33,800 2.1%
47-5022 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators, Surface Mining detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $19.06 $18.65 $38,780 5.5%
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations major 3,070 8.9% 59.779 1.54 $23.07 $23.76 $49,420 3.1%
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers detail 320 13.5% 6.210 1.88 $32.46 $31.32 $65,140 3.1%
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers detail 30 15.9% 0.648 0.66 $17.09 $16.87 $35,080 3.2%
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics detail 270 14.7% 5.320 1.19 $18.65 $19.46 $40,480 3.5%
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists detail 110 20.6% 2.091 1.15 $20.35 $21.74 $45,230 6.0%
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines detail 80 33.3% 1.534 1.52 $22.29 $21.92 $45,600 3.4%
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers detail 70 48.5% 1.386 1.84 $11.31 $11.32 $23,540 3.8%
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers detail 120 25.0% 2.328 1.00 $21.69 $21.30 $44,290 5.2%
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics detail 560 8.4% 10.997 4.17 $26.49 $25.57 $53,190 3.9%
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers detail 40 19.6% 0.816 1.07 $32.00 $31.75 $66,040 3.6%
49-9071 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General detail 600 12.9% 11.667 1.21 $20.43 $20.79 $43,250 4.3%
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers detail 120 49.0% 2.346 3.46 $14.03 $15.16 $31,540 4.6%
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other detail 40 42.4% 0.761 0.69 $16.73 $18.17 $37,790 6.8%
51-0000 Production Occupations major 5,640 7.4% 109.802 1.76 $20.61 $21.10 $43,890 3.1%
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers detail 450 10.5% 8.751 2.04 $30.65 $30.76 $63,990 4.8%
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters detail 50 29.9% 0.888 0.95 $16.67 $15.59 $32,420 13.9%
51-3092 Food Batchmakers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $14.48 $14.99 $31,180 6.2%
51-3099 Food Processing Workers, All Other detail 30 40.6% 0.594 2.03 $15.06 $14.92 $31,030 4.3%
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic detail 220 40.8% 4.205 3.17 $17.46 $17.69 $36,800 3.5%
51-4041 Machinists detail 160 12.4% 3.064 1.17 $21.19 $21.95 $45,660 3.7%
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic detail 190 3.9% 3.617 3.08 $18.15 $17.62 $36,650 7.0%
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $21.40 $21.86 $45,460 11.4%
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers detail 80 25.3% 1.534 3.18 $25.89 $25.76 $53,580 2.5%
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers detail 360 16.4% 6.954 2.49 $18.54 $19.18 $39,890 4.6%
51-4193 Plating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic detail 50 35.8% 1.051 3.69 $18.95 $20.99 $43,660 2.7%
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers detail 50 30.0% 0.907 0.64 $10.42 $10.52 $21,880 3.4%
51-8031 Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators detail 50 25.6% 0.946 1.12 $26.57 $25.46 $52,970 10.8%
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders detail 70 41.0% 1.271 1.49 $18.87 $19.59 $40,740 6.9%
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders detail 80 29.2% 1.464 3.71 $16.47 $16.26 $33,820 3.2%
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders detail 70 9.3% 1.433 2.93 $20.91 $20.08 $41,760 4.5%
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers detail 490 21.8% 9.574 2.44 $22.86 $23.05 $47,940 9.2%
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders detail 560 11.8% 10.804 4.06 $21.96 $21.77 $45,290 5.9%
51-9124 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders detail 110 34.2% 2.143 2.15 $18.19 $18.14 $37,740 9.9%
51-9196 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders detail 460 21.2% 8.928 13.08 $27.86 $26.71 $55,570 4.4%
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers detail 250 8.9% 4.771 2.31 $14.22 $15.36 $31,950 11.6%
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other detail 160 25.0% 3.080 2.04 (8) (8) (8) (8)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations major 4,790 7.6% 93.313 1.09 $15.16 $16.36 $34,030 2.8%
53-1047 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material Moving Workers, Except Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors detail 120 19.4% 2.387 0.77 $25.75 $27.15 $56,460 4.6%
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers detail 270 47.2% 5.293 1.75 $8.89 $10.36 $21,540 11.5%
53-3032 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers detail 730 21.4% 14.240 1.13 $20.98 $22.13 $46,030 4.3%
53-3033 Light Truck Drivers detail 510 16.5% 9.987 1.59 $13.62 $14.53 $30,220 6.8%
53-3052 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity detail 30 20.9% 0.676 0.55 $16.97 $16.44 $34,200 5.1%
53-3058 Passenger Vehicle Drivers, Except Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity detail 240 4.2% 4.762 1.00 $16.51 $16.19 $33,680 4.0%
53-6098 Aircraft Service Attendants and Transportation Workers, All Other detail 30 49.9% 0.584 2.45 $16.20 $17.86 $37,150 5.9%
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators detail 80 21.9% 1.481 4.78 $24.85 $27.50 $57,200 8.7%
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators detail 310 10.2% 6.035 1.41 $19.92 $20.08 $41,760 6.0%
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment detail 130 23.8% 2.576 0.99 $10.71 $11.69 $24,310 7.4%
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand detail 1,020 17.9% 19.861 0.99 $14.69 $15.74 $32,740 4.0%
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand detail 180 30.6% 3.444 0.80 $12.94 $13.36 $27,790 5.1%
53-7065 Stockers and Order Fillers detail 980 17.1% 19.166 1.32 $11.56 $12.36 $25,720 2.7%


About May 2019 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.




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Kentucky's metropolitan and nonmetropolitan area estimates:

May 2019 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Occupation Profiles

Technical notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2020