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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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May 2020 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 43,500 2.9% 1000.000 1.00 $19.88 $24.75 $51,480 6.4%
11-0000 Management Occupations major 2,610 4.5% 59.970 1.05 $44.39 $48.70 $101,290 5.3%
11-1011 Chief Executives detail 40 11.9% 0.906 0.62 (5) $98.24 $204,350 11.3%
11-1021 General and Operations Managers detail 660 8.9% 15.121 0.90 $40.36 $44.65 $92,870 4.7%
11-2021 Marketing Managers detail 40 15.2% 0.832 0.43 $39.47 $48.72 $101,330 9.7%
11-2022 Sales Managers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $71.44 $66.97 $139,300 6.5%
11-3010 Administrative Services and Facilities Managers broad 60 10.8% 1.474 0.67 $39.51 $42.47 $88,330 3.5%
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers detail 170 23.1% 3.869 1.18 $44.56 $44.07 $91,670 5.1%
11-3031 Financial Managers detail 170 11.5% 3.987 0.85 $47.24 $53.20 $110,660 4.7%
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers detail 80 21.2% 1.782 1.38 $43.47 $48.82 $101,540 7.4%
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers detail 50 16.2% 1.074 1.13 $48.04 $51.58 $107,300 4.0%
11-9021 Construction Managers detail 80 19.0% 1.892 0.92 $37.84 $38.63 $80,350 4.1%
11-9031 Education and Childcare Administrators, Preschool and Daycare detail 40 29.2% 0.885 2.65 $25.14 $24.85 $51,700 11.9%
11-9032 Education Administrators, Kindergarten through Secondary detail 40 15.5% 0.989 0.52 (4) (4) $119,110 4.8%
11-9041 Architectural and Engineering Managers detail 70 25.6% 1.494 1.06 $49.87 $48.84 $101,580 6.1%
11-9051 Food Service Managers detail 80 14.6% 1.798 1.27 $24.19 $25.01 $52,010 11.1%
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers detail 190 11.0% 4.389 1.52 $43.63 $44.81 $93,210 6.0%
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers detail 70 19.2% 1.579 2.90 $56.85 $58.01 $120,660 4.7%
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers detail 80 44.3% 1.844 1.17 $12.88 $21.81 $45,370 27.9%
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers detail 40 14.5% 1.002 0.89 $21.28 $24.56 $51,090 5.8%
11-9198 Personal Service Managers, All Other; Entertainment and Recreation Managers, Except Gambling; and Managers, All Other detail 60 5.7% 1.299 0.39 $47.79 $49.47 $102,890 4.3%
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations major 2,440 3.5% 56.188 0.93 $29.68 $31.31 $65,130 2.6%
13-1020 Buyers and Purchasing Agents broad 140 15.9% 3.295 1.09 $29.48 $30.75 $63,970 3.2%
13-1041 Compliance Officers detail 40 31.3% 0.966 0.41 $33.06 $32.39 $67,380 4.8%
13-1051 Cost Estimators detail 40 15.2% 0.956 0.67 $30.82 $35.46 $73,750 7.0%
13-1071 Human Resources Specialists detail 130 11.6% 3.033 0.65 $24.92 $27.18 $56,520 3.2%
13-1111 Management Analysts detail 100 16.3% 2.212 0.42 $35.90 $37.06 $77,090 5.1%
13-1151 Training and Development Specialists detail 120 20.7% 2.646 1.16 $22.29 $23.76 $49,430 9.8%
13-1161 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists detail 150 18.3% 3.405 0.69 $24.53 $29.08 $60,490 5.6%
13-1198 Project Management Specialists and Business Operations Specialists, All Other detail 1,100 3.0% 25.350 2.44 $29.50 $31.20 $64,900 3.5%
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors detail 310 10.3% 7.031 0.77 $30.45 $33.01 $68,660 3.6%
13-2041 Credit Analysts detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $30.91 $33.37 $69,400 9.2%
13-2072 Loan Officers detail 50 32.6% 1.209 0.54 $37.65 $40.25 $83,710 11.2%
13-2098 Financial and Investment Analysts, Financial Risk Specialists, and Financial Specialists, All Other detail 40 29.2% 0.929 0.28 $36.38 $38.14 $79,320 4.6%
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Occupations major 1,560 24.5% 35.970 1.09 $34.78 $36.60 $76,120 3.3%
15-1211 Computer Systems Analysts detail 440 22.3% 10.010 2.42 $39.53 $40.52 $84,280 5.0%
15-1212 Information Security Analysts detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $34.34 $37.30 $77,580 2.7%
15-1231 Computer Network Support Specialists detail 170 20.5% 3.796 2.87 $25.87 $26.06 $54,200 4.4%
15-1232 Computer User Support Specialists detail 200 29.7% 4.621 1.01 $29.02 $29.49 $61,340 4.0%
15-1241 Computer Network Architects detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $59.55 $58.44 $121,540 4.5%
15-1244 Network and Computer Systems Administrators detail 110 39.1% 2.501 1.02 $36.05 $36.42 $75,750 3.6%
15-1251 Computer Programmers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $33.25 $36.61 $76,140 6.6%
15-1256 Software Developers and Software Quality Assurance Analysts and Testers detail 270 18.6% 6.228 0.59 $34.79 $36.45 $75,810 6.6%
15-1257 Web Developers and Digital Interface Designers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $24.17 $24.98 $51,950 2.7%
15-1299 Computer Occupations, All Other detail 80 41.0% 1.800 0.69 $40.03 $40.70 $84,660 3.8%
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations major 640 6.5% 14.687 0.81 $35.41 $36.28 $75,460 2.4%
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval detail 30 7.9% 0.793 1.06 $31.37 $32.42 $67,430 2.8%
17-2051 Civil Engineers detail 210 28.5% 4.736 2.19 $41.10 $39.13 $81,380 3.6%
17-2112 Industrial Engineers detail 60 5.3% 1.384 0.66 $37.04 $40.42 $84,070 8.7%
17-2199 Engineers, All Other detail 30 2.6% 0.715 0.65 $41.84 $43.13 $89,710 3.5%
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technologists and Technicians detail 90 23.8% 1.954 4.04 $34.45 $31.33 $65,160 3.5%
17-3098 Calibration Technologists and Technicians and Engineering Technologists and Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other detail 30 9.7% 0.701 1.06 $30.89 $31.31 $65,130 3.5%
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations major 1,290 11.1% 29.594 3.18 $29.46 $32.01 $66,580 3.9%
19-1011 Animal Scientists detail 60 1.5% 1.412 73.38 $29.78 $33.27 $69,200 2.5%
19-1013 Soil and Plant Scientists detail 120 5.4% 2.729 27.21 $25.27 $26.88 $55,910 3.2%
19-1022 Microbiologists detail 100 0.0% 2.315 16.34 $46.73 $46.90 $97,560 2.5%
19-1029 Biological Scientists, All Other detail 80 9.8% 1.908 6.37 $37.87 $39.82 $82,820 4.6%
19-1042 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists detail 40 38.4% 0.805 0.89 $33.52 $42.51 $88,410 11.6%
19-2031 Chemists detail 60 23.3% 1.320 2.21 $35.09 $37.65 $78,300 3.4%
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists detail 60 18.4% 1.379 1.72 $37.91 $46.77 $97,270 14.1%
19-4010 Agricultural and Food Science Technicians broad 210 7.9% 4.757 30.16 $20.74 $20.58 $42,810 3.2%
19-4021 Biological Technicians detail 210 4.2% 4.895 8.44 $25.34 $25.29 $52,600 3.0%
19-4099 Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $25.05 $26.74 $55,620 4.6%
19-5011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists detail 50 5.8% 1.136 1.65 $33.26 $34.89 $72,570 3.3%
21-0000 Community and Social Service Occupations major 490 5.8% 11.185 0.70 $21.39 $22.36 $46,510 3.9%
21-1012 Educational, Guidance, and Career Counselors and Advisors detail 160 3.7% 3.734 1.78 $23.90 $24.46 $50,870 3.7%
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants detail 130 17.4% 2.941 1.02 $15.25 $16.24 $33,780 3.3%
23-0000 Legal Occupations major (8) (8) (8) (8) $31.70 $36.98 $76,920 4.7%
23-1011 Lawyers detail 60 6.2% 1.320 0.28 $42.51 $46.33 $96,370 5.8%
25-0000 Educational Instruction and Library Occupations major 3,920 3.7% 90.199 1.49 $31.65 $35.65 $74,150 10.9%
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education detail 150 26.9% 3.389 1.27 $12.59 $13.19 $27,430 4.6%
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education detail 240 15.7% 5.449 0.56 (4) (4) $62,720 3.0%
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education detail 170 33.1% 3.899 0.90 (4) (4) $55,510 4.2%
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education detail 170 32.2% 3.872 0.54 (4) (4) $61,740 9.0%
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Teachers detail 80 16.3% 1.936 1.21 $13.60 $15.05 $31,310 7.1%
25-3031 Substitute Teachers, Short-Term detail 220 46.5% 5.024 1.36 $13.99 $14.02 $29,160 5.2%
25-3097 Tutors and Teachers and Instructors, All Other detail 40 46.0% 1.000 0.45 (4) (4) $41,650 9.0%
25-4022 Librarians and Media Collections Specialists detail 50 4.4% 1.235 1.27 $28.56 $27.80 $57,810 3.2%
25-4031 Library Technicians detail 50 1.9% 1.106 1.73 $21.21 $19.85 $41,280 4.9%
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators detail 50 33.7% 1.110 0.88 $34.90 $35.02 $72,850 4.9%
25-9045 Teaching Assistants, Except Postsecondary detail 440 18.1% 10.226 1.12 (4) (4) $25,050 2.9%
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations major 580 12.0% 13.395 1.00 $24.00 $25.50 $53,030 2.9%
27-1024 Graphic Designers detail 100 12.0% 2.354 1.63 $24.10 $26.00 $54,080 3.5%
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts detail 120 45.3% 2.805 1.87 (4) (4) $48,820 5.7%
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists detail 170 4.5% 3.796 2.16 $26.53 $28.96 $60,230 3.2%
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations major 2,160 11.0% 49.555 0.80 $29.74 $35.74 $74,340 5.6%
29-1021 Dentists, General detail 30 19.6% 0.706 1.02 $50.64 $62.49 $129,990 26.3%
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $27.68 $26.36 $54,840 2.8%
29-1051 Pharmacists detail 60 14.0% 1.304 0.57 $65.05 $62.71 $130,440 3.9%
29-1123 Physical Therapists detail 50 14.5% 1.168 0.74 $45.63 $48.78 $101,470 7.5%
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists detail 80 48.2% 1.805 1.69 $43.72 $41.61 $86,540 5.7%
29-1131 Veterinarians detail 60 16.3% 1.331 2.51 $38.88 $45.33 $94,290 5.2%
29-1141 Registered Nurses detail 840 10.9% 19.409 0.90 $30.12 $30.78 $64,030 2.3%
29-1171 Nurse Practitioners detail 50 48.4% 1.037 0.68 $52.77 $47.79 $99,410 6.0%
29-1292 Dental Hygienists detail 40 25.4% 1.012 0.72 $35.80 $35.22 $73,260 3.0%
29-2010 Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians broad 70 20.0% 1.582 0.67 $23.25 $23.77 $49,430 4.4%
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians detail 40 37.5% 0.867 0.58 $25.30 $25.32 $52,660 3.2%
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians detail 80 7.5% 1.915 0.64 $16.31 $16.19 $33,680 1.5%
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians detail 110 26.4% 2.598 3.30 $17.42 $18.63 $38,750 5.8%
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses detail 120 28.7% 2.842 0.58 $22.36 $22.49 $46,780 2.5%
29-2098 Medical Dosimetrists, Medical Records Specialists, and Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other detail 80 20.9% 1.773 0.78 $22.41 $24.54 $51,040 5.5%
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations major 1,540 10.4% 35.374 0.76 $15.03 $15.85 $32,970 2.4%
31-1120 Home Health and Personal Care Aides broad 450 8.4% 10.374 0.45 $12.90 $13.30 $27,660 3.0%
31-1131 Nursing Assistants detail 510 19.8% 11.820 1.20 $14.40 $14.67 $30,510 2.0%
31-9091 Dental Assistants detail 140 18.9% 3.143 1.40 $22.41 $22.57 $46,930 4.2%
31-9092 Medical Assistants detail 200 40.6% 4.545 0.89 $18.05 $18.12 $37,680 2.6%
31-9097 Phlebotomists detail 70 47.4% 1.602 1.74 $15.80 $16.28 $33,870 2.9%
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations major (8) (8) (8) (8) $24.78 $25.48 $53,000 6.6%
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives detail 40 0.0% 0.862 0.98 $39.54 $40.49 $84,220 2.3%
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers detail 110 0.0% 2.630 0.56 $31.29 $31.11 $64,700 2.2%
33-9091 Crossing Guards and Flaggers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $14.64 $15.18 $31,580 4.7%
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations major 3,850 5.0% 88.612 1.09 $10.92 $11.94 $24,830 2.9%
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers detail 370 20.5% 8.546 1.33 $14.74 $15.89 $33,050 5.1%
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $10.89 $11.01 $22,900 4.1%
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria detail 260 13.1% 6.017 2.16 $14.52 $15.08 $31,370 5.3%
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant detail 320 12.0% 7.426 0.93 $11.96 $12.35 $25,680 3.0%
35-2019 Cooks, All Other detail 30 31.9% 0.708 5.16 $19.00 $18.07 $37,580 10.4%
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $11.31 $11.68 $24,300 4.1%
35-3011 Bartenders detail 240 19.8% 5.516 1.58 $9.01 $9.18 $19,090 3.5%
35-3023 Fast Food and Counter Workers detail 1,140 34.2% 26.203 1.06 $10.91 $11.40 $23,720 2.8%
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses detail 570 13.2% 13.059 0.93 $9.41 $11.03 $22,940 3.9%
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant detail 100 17.5% 2.230 1.22 $11.97 $12.50 $26,000 3.1%
35-9021 Dishwashers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $9.07 $9.18 $19,090 3.4%
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop detail 230 17.3% 5.212 2.29 $9.25 $9.79 $20,370 3.8%
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations major 1,360 10.9% 31.353 1.07 $13.49 $14.47 $30,090 6.3%
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers detail 40 18.7% 0.917 0.90 $18.28 $18.09 $37,640 7.2%
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners detail 720 9.6% 16.662 1.16 $13.92 $14.82 $30,830 8.1%
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners detail 240 10.2% 5.559 0.97 $11.21 $11.65 $24,230 2.6%
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers detail 310 39.4% 7.153 1.14 $13.97 $14.53 $30,230 5.2%
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations major 1,450 11.8% 33.360 1.72 $11.12 $13.08 $27,210 5.7%
39-1098 First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service and Entertainment and Recreation Workers, Except Gambling Services detail 110 27.9% 2.460 1.96 $14.89 $16.15 $33,590 6.0%
39-2021 Animal Caretakers detail 130 10.6% 2.881 2.07 $20.57 $18.97 $39,450 3.6%
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants detail 90 36.0% 2.019 1.13 $10.59 $11.25 $23,390 5.1%
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists detail 130 19.7% 2.913 1.34 $13.18 $14.98 $31,160 11.9%
39-9011 Childcare Workers detail 350 42.5% 8.102 2.28 $9.24 $9.48 $19,710 3.8%
39-9031 Exercise Trainers and Group Fitness Instructors detail 60 32.8% 1.299 0.73 $14.82 $19.49 $40,550 25.0%
39-9032 Recreation Workers detail 480 2.0% 11.123 4.75 $10.87 $11.47 $23,850 3.4%
39-9041 Residential Advisors detail 50 19.1% 1.251 1.70 $18.01 $19.54 $40,650 13.8%
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations major 3,780 8.7% 86.955 0.92 $12.35 $18.85 $39,200 6.7%
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers detail 380 17.3% 8.649 1.13 $16.22 $18.74 $38,970 4.5%
41-2011 Cashiers detail 1,100 10.2% 25.299 1.06 $11.27 $13.14 $27,340 8.3%
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks detail 150 34.9% 3.380 1.28 $10.14 $12.73 $26,470 9.2%
41-2022 Parts Salespersons detail 90 33.0% 2.014 1.10 (8) (8) (8) (8)
41-2031 Retail Salespersons detail 1,250 25.7% 28.815 1.10 $10.70 $15.66 $32,560 13.4%
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $19.60 $22.12 $46,020 13.3%
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents detail 60 18.4% 1.490 0.47 $20.97 $25.42 $52,880 6.3%
41-3091 Sales Representatives of Services, Except Advertising, Insurance, Financial Services, and Travel detail 140 14.8% 3.297 0.47 $22.76 $26.59 $55,300 7.0%
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $60.88 $58.04 $120,710 6.7%
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products detail 310 12.7% 7.150 0.78 $26.95 $34.06 $70,850 8.9%
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other detail 40 18.9% 0.858 0.78 (8) (8) (8) (8)
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations major 4,450 3.4% 102.356 0.77 $18.56 $19.51 $40,580 3.3%
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers detail 190 10.4% 4.435 0.43 $26.61 $27.33 $56,850 4.0%
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks detail 90 21.5% 2.117 0.66 $18.53 $19.48 $40,510 3.5%
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks detail 470 11.1% 10.859 1.05 $18.51 $19.41 $40,370 4.7%
43-3071 Tellers detail 100 24.7% 2.318 0.76 $14.81 $14.96 $31,110 4.0%
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks detail 50 3.6% 1.230 1.10 $23.83 $23.70 $49,290 2.9%
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives detail 340 15.0% 7.762 0.38 $16.08 $18.13 $37,710 6.6%
43-4071 File Clerks detail 40 11.3% 0.841 1.28 $28.14 $25.97 $54,020 9.4%
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks detail 120 14.3% 2.738 1.71 $11.20 $11.48 $23,890 2.4%
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan detail 30 24.1% 0.715 0.57 $15.12 $15.26 $31,750 3.8%
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks detail 50 29.9% 1.244 0.85 $21.69 $25.08 $52,160 9.0%
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $18.62 $20.35 $42,330 10.9%
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks detail 180 15.2% 4.074 0.59 $13.55 $14.00 $29,110 5.5%
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks detail 30 0.0% 0.713 1.14 $22.14 $22.95 $47,730 (8)
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers detail 110 0.0% 2.460 1.03 $23.35 $24.93 $51,860 (8)
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks detail 130 14.2% 3.058 1.17 $22.31 $23.32 $48,500 5.0%
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Inventory Clerks detail 240 16.2% 5.483 1.05 $17.38 $17.27 $35,920 2.8%
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants detail 350 9.0% 7.941 2.19 $22.86 $23.24 $48,340 3.0%
43-6013 Medical Secretaries and Administrative Assistants detail 200 33.6% 4.621 1.08 $15.19 $15.42 $32,070 2.5%
43-6014 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive detail 490 12.4% 11.224 0.84 $20.92 $20.77 $43,200 4.5%
43-9061 Office Clerks, General detail 700 9.7% 16.186 0.81 $17.02 $17.77 $36,960 5.7%
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer detail 30 2.3% 0.786 2.69 $12.53 $13.48 $28,040 9.8%
45-0000 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations major 140 32.9% 3.184 0.93 $14.40 $15.77 $32,800 10.5%
45-2091 Agricultural Equipment Operators detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $18.31 $18.79 $39,090 4.1%
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $9.35 $11.43 $23,780 8.6%
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, and Aquacultural Animals detail 40 32.7% 0.920 3.47 $11.84 $13.15 $27,350 11.2%
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations major 2,010 8.8% 46.302 1.08 $23.67 $24.42 $50,790 2.5%
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers detail 260 12.2% 6.008 1.36 $30.39 $31.60 $65,740 2.4%
47-2031 Carpenters detail 150 25.9% 3.352 0.67 $22.11 $22.29 $46,370 3.9%
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers detail 60 24.6% 1.467 1.04 $21.02 $20.57 $42,790 3.9%
47-2061 Construction Laborers detail 380 27.9% 8.824 1.26 $17.65 $17.73 $36,870 2.8%
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators detail 160 27.7% 3.715 1.28 $24.55 $24.87 $51,740 3.4%
47-2111 Electricians detail 180 10.6% 4.154 0.88 $28.79 $29.10 $60,530 6.5%
47-2132 Insulation Workers, Mechanical detail 70 11.6% 1.494 7.51 $21.98 $22.68 $47,180 6.5%
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters detail 150 39.1% 3.400 1.13 $23.06 $23.88 $49,670 9.8%
47-2181 Roofers detail 50 31.0% 1.101 1.19 (8) (8) (8) (8)
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors detail 50 0.0% 1.074 1.31 $33.19 $33.53 $69,740 3.0%
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers detail 300 0.8% 6.847 6.35 $26.87 $25.54 $53,130 3.5%
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations major 1,700 7.7% 39.069 0.99 $23.30 $25.10 $52,210 4.1%
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers detail 110 15.9% 2.612 0.76 $35.20 $36.91 $76,770 6.4%
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers detail 40 21.0% 0.841 0.61 $27.04 $28.03 $58,310 5.5%
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $19.90 $28.06 $58,370 26.5%
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics detail 270 18.7% 6.242 1.40 $22.41 $27.51 $57,220 13.0%
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians detail 50 33.3% 1.037 4.04 $23.93 $24.00 $49,910 5.1%
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines detail 50 21.8% 1.115 1.05 $25.43 $25.30 $52,630 6.6%
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers detail 120 25.7% 2.741 1.11 $25.71 $24.93 $51,850 4.5%
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics detail 70 23.0% 1.717 0.62 $26.65 $27.90 $58,030 4.8%
49-9071 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General detail 570 12.9% 13.206 1.35 $22.17 $21.92 $45,590 3.1%
51-0000 Production Occupations major 4,470 15.5% 102.816 1.68 $17.95 $19.06 $39,640 3.5%
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers detail 240 25.6% 5.405 1.25 $33.23 $31.50 $65,520 5.4%
51-2028 Electrical, Electronic, and Electromechanical Assemblers, Except Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $21.23 $20.41 $42,450 8.3%
51-2090 Miscellaneous Assemblers and Fabricators broad (8) (8) (8) (8) $15.11 $15.57 $32,380 3.4%
51-3011 Bakers detail 80 22.1% 1.915 1.58 $13.64 $14.27 $29,670 5.1%
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters detail 60 15.3% 1.455 1.42 $12.61 $13.40 $27,860 2.3%
51-4041 Machinists detail 80 33.9% 1.800 0.69 $21.92 $21.65 $45,020 7.7%
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic detail 210 2.7% 4.729 4.89 $16.93 $16.85 $35,040 4.1%
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers detail 30 20.7% 0.699 0.24 $22.72 $22.69 $47,200 6.6%
51-5112 Printing Press Operators detail 180 22.8% 4.217 3.66 $20.48 $20.19 $41,990 5.1%
51-8031 Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators detail 40 15.8% 0.933 1.09 $23.75 $25.25 $52,510 2.5%
51-9011 Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders detail 40 3.7% 0.920 1.37 $22.08 $21.85 $45,440 4.0%
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders detail 160 27.2% 3.718 4.45 $22.31 $22.44 $46,670 5.7%
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers detail 140 15.8% 3.203 0.81 $23.43 $24.00 $49,910 10.6%
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders detail 270 28.7% 6.194 2.32 $17.49 $17.18 $35,730 4.2%
51-9161 Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Operators detail 40 28.6% 0.982 0.92 $18.70 $19.07 $39,670 6.1%
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $12.11 $13.79 $28,690 9.8%
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other detail 60 14.1% 1.271 0.91 $18.95 $23.01 $47,860 5.9%
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations major 2,540 8.7% 58.499 0.67 $16.62 $17.88 $37,190 4.3%
53-1047 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material Moving Workers, Except Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors detail 110 23.0% 2.547 0.74 $25.26 $25.92 $53,910 7.1%
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers detail 100 49.0% 2.281 0.75 $12.10 $13.36 $27,790 11.1%
53-3032 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers detail 320 18.3% 7.297 0.56 $22.37 $22.39 $46,580 2.6%
53-3033 Light Truck Drivers detail 240 29.5% 5.520 0.83 $10.97 $13.53 $28,130 10.7%
53-3058 Passenger Vehicle Drivers, Except Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity detail 100 11.1% 2.391 0.55 $14.78 $20.81 $43,290 18.1%
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators detail 120 13.3% 2.872 0.62 $18.72 $19.03 $39,590 4.3%
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment detail 60 30.4% 1.444 0.59 (8) (8) (8) (8)
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand detail 530 16.9% 12.220 0.61 $16.15 $16.28 $33,860 3.6%
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand detail 140 8.4% 3.212 0.75 $16.27 $15.85 $32,970 5.6%
53-7065 Stockers and Order Fillers detail 500 19.9% 11.571 0.73 $13.51 $14.24 $29,630 4.1%


About May 2020 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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Iowa's metropolitan and nonmetropolitan area estimates:

May 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021