May 2016 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Ames, IA



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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.

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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 43,690 2.8% 1000.000 1.00 $18.44 $23.09 $48,040 5.4%
11-0000 Management Occupations major 2,790 2.8% 63.811 1.26 $41.07 $45.92 $95,500 3.8%
11-1011 Chief Executives detail 60 15.7% 1.357 0.85 $78.43 $83.57 $173,820 16.5%
11-1021 General and Operations Managers detail 700 7.4% 15.909 1.02 $39.81 $44.99 $93,580 3.6%
11-2021 Marketing Managers detail 50 13.8% 1.140 0.78 $46.41 $49.40 $102,760 6.7%
11-2022 Sales Managers detail 110 16.0% 2.447 0.94 $51.16 $55.00 $114,390 10.7%
11-2031 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers detail 140 5.3% 3.138 6.89 $35.02 $38.10 $79,250 1.9%
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers detail 80 7.7% 1.758 0.93 $39.88 $42.14 $87,660 2.8%
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers detail 120 5.3% 2.680 1.07 $49.47 $54.20 $112,740 3.4%
11-3031 Financial Managers detail 180 10.2% 4.060 1.05 $45.83 $49.54 $103,050 5.4%
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers detail 90 6.8% 2.110 1.76 $43.42 $45.64 $94,930 3.7%
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers detail 30 17.7% 0.691 0.86 $42.57 $44.64 $92,850 4.0%
11-9021 Construction Managers detail 90 11.8% 1.945 1.09 $32.38 $36.61 $76,140 10.8%
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare Center/Program detail 30 28.5% 0.705 2.04 $18.71 $21.52 $44,760 12.7%
11-9041 Architectural and Engineering Managers detail 70 12.5% 1.600 1.26 $49.28 $48.42 $100,710 4.2%
11-9051 Food Service Managers detail 110 16.2% 2.586 1.80 $24.34 $26.00 $54,080 5.2%
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers detail 200 7.6% 4.667 1.97 $41.95 $44.11 $91,750 4.9%
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers detail 40 17.6% 0.824 2.11 $54.38 $56.08 $116,650 7.4%
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers detail 70 22.7% 1.577 1.23 $21.57 $25.42 $52,880 14.5%
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers detail 50 29.6% 1.229 1.37 $25.43 $24.68 $51,340 4.0%
11-9199 Managers, All Other detail 70 11.2% 1.641 0.57 $37.56 $40.15 $83,520 3.6%
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations major 2,750 3.8% 62.969 1.21 $28.71 $31.56 $65,630 5.9%
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products detail 80 7.1% 1.861 0.88 $27.64 $29.19 $60,720 3.5%
13-1041 Compliance Officers detail 50 18.0% 1.085 0.56 $26.29 $28.00 $58,240 3.8%
13-1051 Cost Estimators detail 50 30.0% 1.179 0.77 $35.91 $33.98 $70,680 8.5%
13-1071 Human Resources Specialists detail 120 10.0% 2.664 0.71 $23.69 $26.70 $55,540 7.0%
13-1081 Logisticians detail 40 27.5% 0.980 0.94 $31.24 $31.42 $65,360 6.1%
13-1111 Management Analysts detail 120 14.6% 2.719 0.60 $34.07 $35.66 $74,170 4.5%
13-1131 Fundraisers detail 60 13.0% 1.403 2.86 $21.93 $22.62 $47,040 5.2%
13-1151 Training and Development Specialists detail 40 12.7% 0.977 0.51 $25.11 $25.56 $53,170 4.1%
13-1161 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists detail 120 16.5% 2.735 0.69 $27.68 $29.47 $61,300 5.2%
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other detail 1,230 2.2% 28.248 4.14 $28.47 $29.89 $62,170 4.8%
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors detail 320 6.2% 7.214 0.81 $28.91 $31.76 $66,060 3.6%
13-2072 Loan Officers detail 140 9.9% 3.124 1.43 $30.11 $29.23 $60,790 10.0%
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Occupations major 1,440 6.7% 32.862 1.11 $32.75 $34.65 $72,070 4.0%
15-1121 Computer Systems Analysts detail 360 8.2% 8.139 2.01 $34.13 $34.82 $72,420 5.5%
15-1131 Computer Programmers detail 90 29.5% 1.973 1.02 $27.47 $29.27 $60,880 6.4%
15-1132 Software Developers, Applications detail 280 18.4% 6.383 1.13 $39.87 $39.90 $82,980 4.6%
15-1133 Software Developers, Systems Software detail 70 33.9% 1.488 0.51 $43.34 $42.03 $87,420 4.0%
15-1142 Network and Computer Systems Administrators detail 90 8.7% 2.055 0.77 $30.20 $31.70 $65,940 3.7%
15-1151 Computer User Support Specialists detail 160 21.7% 3.694 0.86 $21.20 $21.79 $45,320 3.1%
15-1152 Computer Network Support Specialists detail 180 7.2% 4.051 3.01 $26.88 $27.09 $56,350 2.6%
15-1199 Computer Occupations, All Other detail 130 30.5% 2.971 1.60 $36.50 $38.06 $79,170 4.6%
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations major 910 5.4% 20.727 1.16 $33.44 $33.78 $70,260 2.3%
17-1012 Landscape Architects detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $17.55 $19.34 $40,220 15.0%
17-2021 Agricultural Engineers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $39.49 $43.60 $90,690 4.6%
17-2051 Civil Engineers detail 240 5.8% 5.438 2.65 $40.03 $37.46 $77,910 3.4%
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers detail 60 18.4% 1.350 0.66 $36.14 $37.80 $78,620 11.9%
17-2199 Engineers, All Other detail 50 3.8% 1.053 1.20 $38.39 $38.25 $79,560 3.1%
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians detail 120 10.2% 2.806 5.46 $32.90 $31.77 $66,090 2.7%
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations major 1,520 8.9% 34.870 4.25 $26.97 $29.71 $61,790 2.3%
19-1013 Soil and Plant Scientists detail 330 39.3% 7.562 72.27 $30.17 $32.78 $68,190 5.5%
19-1021 Biochemists and Biophysicists detail 40 29.9% 0.813 3.91 $32.84 $33.69 $70,070 10.2%
19-1022 Microbiologists detail 130 1.9% 2.950 19.12 $45.60 $45.11 $93,830 1.8%
19-1029 Biological Scientists, All Other detail 60 0.9% 1.481 5.92 $34.19 $33.19 $69,030 2.1%
19-2031 Chemists detail 30 15.3% 0.719 1.16 $31.89 $34.40 $71,550 3.5%
19-4011 Agricultural and Food Science Technicians detail 210 3.8% 4.811 33.08 $18.94 $19.47 $40,500 3.1%
19-4021 Biological Technicians detail 290 7.1% 6.667 12.53 $22.45 $21.84 $45,430 4.1%
19-4031 Chemical Technicians detail 40 14.9% 1.005 2.15 $20.10 $21.11 $43,900 3.0%
19-4099 Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other detail 40 14.1% 0.879 1.80 $25.90 $26.03 $54,140 2.4%
21-0000 Community and Social Service Occupations major 460 7.8% 10.549 0.73 $20.36 $20.69 $43,030 6.5%
21-1012 Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors detail 160 6.1% 3.671 1.98 $23.06 $23.46 $48,790 3.7%
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors detail 40 35.6% 0.996 1.00 $17.17 $18.66 $38,820 13.3%
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers detail 80 11.3% 1.936 0.91 $18.46 $19.03 $39,580 3.5%
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants detail 60 21.3% 1.408 0.55 $11.87 $13.98 $29,070 7.5%
23-0000 Legal Occupations major 170 10.1% 3.948 0.52 $27.70 $37.43 $77,850 13.5%
23-1011 Lawyers detail 80 28.0% 1.913 0.43 $43.76 $51.96 $108,080 17.1%
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants detail 30 36.5% 0.769 0.39 $20.41 $20.11 $41,830 3.9%
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations major 3,970 2.6% 90.911 1.48 $28.52 $32.78 $68,180 12.8%
25-1199 Postsecondary Teachers, All Other detail 80 7.7% 1.842 1.33 (4) (4) $70,230 8.3%
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education detail 130 33.3% 3.049 1.11 $13.80 $15.18 $31,560 13.0%
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education detail 280 45.8% 6.349 0.64 (4) (4) $52,680 3.5%
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education detail 260 41.5% 5.846 1.31 (4) (4) $56,490 4.3%
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education detail 190 29.8% 4.246 0.59 (4) (4) $60,150 1.9%
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers detail 40 28.5% 0.888 0.54 $35.59 $33.07 $68,790 16.6%
25-3098 Substitute Teachers detail 370 33.1% 8.450 1.95 $13.29 $12.96 $26,960 5.1%
25-4021 Librarians detail 60 23.1% 1.408 1.53 $23.07 $21.97 $45,700 7.7%
25-4031 Library Technicians detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $16.14 $16.85 $35,050 7.7%
25-9041 Teacher Assistants detail 400 13.8% 9.146 1.02 (4) (4) $22,330 3.4%
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations major 670 9.3% 15.266 1.13 $20.44 $20.36 $42,340 5.8%
27-1024 Graphic Designers detail 90 17.2% 2.167 1.44 $22.86 $23.04 $47,920 3.2%
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $11.36 $12.47 $25,940 8.5%
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts detail 150 28.4% 3.477 2.11 (4) (4) $30,450 16.5%
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists detail 200 4.0% 4.488 2.78 $24.52 $25.45 $52,930 2.2%
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations major 2,120 4.3% 48.573 0.82 $27.56 $38.06 $79,170 7.7%
29-1051 Pharmacists detail 70 17.5% 1.685 0.77 $56.20 $54.34 $113,030 2.8%
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners detail 130 22.1% 3.051 3.48 (5) $130.73 $271,910 9.0%
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other detail (8) (8) (8) (8) (5) $136.25 $283,400 9.8%
29-1123 Physical Therapists detail 40 13.8% 1.014 0.66 $35.28 $41.77 $86,890 9.5%
29-1131 Veterinarians detail 100 6.7% 2.206 4.58 $42.97 $43.97 $91,450 3.9%
29-1141 Registered Nurses detail 730 6.3% 16.662 0.82 $26.04 $26.72 $55,570 2.7%
29-1171 Nurse Practitioners detail 40 26.7% 0.833 0.78 $47.82 $49.63 $103,220 4.5%
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists detail 40 13.7% 0.929 0.78 $25.85 $24.21 $50,350 4.7%
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians detail 40 17.8% 0.874 0.77 $20.42 $19.91 $41,410 2.1%
29-2021 Dental Hygienists detail 70 18.3% 1.614 1.11 $35.25 $35.65 $74,150 3.1%
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists detail 60 7.0% 1.311 0.92 $24.06 $24.43 $50,810 2.8%
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics detail 40 17.7% 0.854 0.49 $21.54 $21.71 $45,160 4.2%
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians detail 120 12.5% 2.765 0.97 $14.35 $14.07 $29,280 3.3%
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians detail 70 8.0% 1.561 2.21 $21.87 $21.73 $45,200 3.6%
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses detail 100 23.2% 2.319 0.46 $19.34 $19.67 $40,920 2.0%
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians detail 60 13.3% 1.321 0.93 $17.01 $17.84 $37,110 2.5%
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations major 1,030 16.7% 23.494 0.82 $14.44 $15.36 $31,950 2.3%
31-1011 Home Health Aides detail 70 33.9% 1.538 0.27 $14.16 $14.55 $30,270 2.2%
31-1014 Nursing Assistants detail 510 28.0% 11.565 1.13 $13.73 $13.79 $28,680 2.5%
31-9091 Dental Assistants detail 80 8.9% 1.788 0.77 $21.65 $21.46 $44,630 2.5%
31-9092 Medical Assistants detail 130 21.5% 2.998 0.68 $16.71 $16.91 $35,180 2.3%
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $17.08 $17.30 $35,970 2.9%
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers detail 40 39.5% 0.872 1.53 $14.35 $15.06 $31,330 10.6%
31-9097 Phlebotomists detail 50 43.1% 1.103 1.28 $13.60 $13.97 $29,060 3.3%
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations major 530 38.9% 12.169 0.50 $25.05 $24.53 $51,030 8.0%
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives detail 50 34.8% 1.243 1.74 $35.32 $35.58 $74,020 2.7%
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $29.27 $29.40 $61,140 4.4%
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations major 4,670 9.9% 106.795 1.16 $9.27 $10.20 $21,220 2.8%
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks detail 50 9.0% 1.083 1.13 $22.54 $22.77 $47,350 3.9%
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers detail 310 16.6% 7.052 1.09 $11.61 $13.30 $27,670 5.6%
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food detail 540 27.8% 12.424 3.40 $8.83 $9.25 $19,230 3.6%
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria detail 210 12.6% 4.763 1.63 $14.25 $14.11 $29,350 4.4%
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant detail 210 33.6% 4.873 0.56 $10.41 $10.29 $21,410 2.6%
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers detail 150 6.9% 3.522 0.58 $10.97 $11.36 $23,630 4.0%
35-3011 Bartenders detail 180 23.1% 4.010 0.93 $8.63 $8.58 $17,860 2.8%
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food detail 1,600 17.9% 36.630 1.50 $9.17 $9.58 $19,920 2.8%
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses detail 930 23.5% 21.194 1.16 $8.80 $9.53 $19,820 6.2%
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant detail 50 36.2% 1.188 0.64 $11.70 $11.69 $24,320 6.5%
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers detail 80 26.4% 1.717 0.57 $9.77 $9.86 $20,500 6.5%
35-9021 Dishwashers detail 70 22.1% 1.655 0.46 $9.44 $10.01 $20,810 4.1%
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop detail 120 9.6% 2.747 0.95 $8.75 $8.75 $18,200 4.0%
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations major 1,520 5.1% 34.833 1.10 $12.71 $13.11 $27,270 4.7%
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers detail 80 17.6% 1.783 1.55 $15.66 $16.27 $33,850 8.3%
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners detail 770 4.6% 17.534 1.14 $13.67 $13.76 $28,620 5.5%
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners detail 350 18.8% 8.011 1.22 $9.77 $10.10 $21,000 4.0%
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers detail 290 7.5% 6.736 1.04 $13.51 $13.59 $28,270 2.5%
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations major 1,410 8.8% 32.267 1.00 $11.45 $12.86 $26,740 3.6%
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers detail 90 32.5% 2.051 1.51 $18.97 $19.66 $40,890 5.3%
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers detail 100 3.6% 2.300 1.72 $18.69 $17.92 $37,270 3.7%
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists detail 170 27.1% 3.962 1.58 $13.74 $13.95 $29,020 13.1%
39-9011 Childcare Workers detail 380 18.5% 8.766 2.16 $9.37 $9.61 $20,000 3.3%
39-9021 Personal Care Aides detail 290 8.5% 6.573 0.62 $11.94 $12.37 $25,730 2.9%
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors detail 150 33.2% 3.442 1.88 $14.01 $14.54 $30,240 8.9%
39-9032 Recreation Workers detail 120 11.8% 2.648 1.10 $10.14 $10.85 $22,580 6.0%
39-9041 Residential Advisors detail 60 22.7% 1.378 1.75 $12.07 $14.00 $29,130 19.9%
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations major 3,860 5.2% 88.427 0.85 $11.47 $16.73 $34,800 4.3%
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers detail 340 9.8% 7.853 0.92 $16.81 $18.24 $37,950 3.7%
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers detail 40 29.4% 0.883 0.49 $32.66 $37.74 $78,510 12.4%
41-2011 Cashiers detail 990 5.3% 22.677 0.90 $9.26 $9.81 $20,410 2.4%
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks detail 130 24.4% 2.907 0.91 $10.10 $12.66 $26,330 8.4%
41-2022 Parts Salespersons detail 80 42.4% 1.854 1.05 $15.94 $17.03 $35,410 11.1%
41-2031 Retail Salespersons detail 1,330 11.3% 30.377 0.94 $9.60 $11.72 $24,380 5.1%
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents detail 100 20.6% 2.206 0.80 $21.68 $25.42 $52,880 11.4%
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents detail 70 20.4% 1.547 0.61 $19.35 $38.03 $79,090 21.0%
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other detail 170 14.0% 3.880 0.57 $23.35 $26.64 $55,410 8.6%
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products detail 60 32.4% 1.282 0.55 $45.39 $49.56 $103,090 11.4%
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products detail 350 12.2% 8.031 0.80 $30.83 $33.12 $68,890 4.1%
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents detail 80 14.9% 1.783 1.65 $23.45 $27.34 $56,860 6.0%
41-9041 Telemarketers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $11.24 $13.46 $27,990 14.7%
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations major 5,410 4.8% 123.844 0.79 $16.65 $17.38 $36,160 3.3%
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers detail 220 9.9% 5.111 0.50 $21.86 $22.49 $46,790 4.2%
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks detail 130 40.9% 2.950 0.85 $16.45 $16.73 $34,800 4.2%
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks detail 490 9.0% 11.160 1.00 $17.08 $18.05 $37,540 2.2%
43-3071 Tellers detail 210 10.3% 4.811 1.36 $12.26 $12.55 $26,100 3.3%
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks detail 30 12.4% 0.730 0.80 $20.24 $22.02 $45,790 3.6%
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives detail 440 31.0% 10.018 0.52 $16.06 $15.83 $32,930 4.2%
43-4071 File Clerks detail 40 10.5% 1.021 1.09 $26.05 $24.12 $50,170 6.1%
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks detail 160 10.5% 3.600 2.03 $9.93 $10.01 $20,820 4.1%
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical detail 100 12.6% 2.319 3.30 $21.82 $19.48 $40,530 24.9%
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks detail 240 20.5% 5.408 0.76 $11.94 $13.00 $27,050 4.7%
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other detail 80 3.3% 1.788 1.50 $20.21 $17.47 $36,340 8.5%
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $20.99 $21.35 $44,400 2.6%
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers detail 90 0.0% 2.106 0.90 $28.42 $24.70 $51,380 (8)
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks detail 50 3.7% 1.032 0.45 $21.63 $22.17 $46,110 4.9%
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks detail 220 8.4% 4.996 1.04 $15.60 $16.03 $33,340 2.6%
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers detail 460 10.0% 10.522 0.73 $11.98 $13.55 $28,190 5.8%
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants detail 390 4.7% 8.835 1.96 $21.43 $21.98 $45,710 3.4%
43-6013 Medical Secretaries detail 200 15.1% 4.481 1.13 $14.68 $15.48 $32,200 5.1%
43-6014 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive detail 590 6.5% 13.593 0.83 $19.93 $19.32 $40,190 5.1%
43-9061 Office Clerks, General detail 780 7.0% 17.864 0.85 $16.04 $17.31 $36,000 4.0%
45-0000 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations major 90 24.8% 1.966 0.60 $14.10 $15.23 $31,670 8.8%
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations major 1,980 14.0% 45.220 1.14 $17.81 $19.24 $40,030 2.5%
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers detail 210 13.6% 4.768 1.24 $24.50 $24.62 $51,210 4.7%
47-2031 Carpenters detail 340 22.2% 7.750 1.61 $17.95 $18.57 $38,620 5.6%
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers detail 50 22.9% 1.195 0.96 $19.23 $18.32 $38,100 5.5%
47-2061 Construction Laborers detail 340 17.5% 7.812 1.20 $15.67 $15.75 $32,770 2.6%
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators detail 140 24.4% 3.278 1.29 $20.90 $20.93 $43,530 2.9%
47-2111 Electricians detail 150 11.3% 3.502 0.81 $21.62 $22.07 $45,910 7.6%
47-2132 Insulation Workers, Mechanical detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $15.74 $15.86 $32,980 4.0%
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $13.95 $14.90 $30,980 3.5%
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters detail 70 40.5% 1.595 0.54 $22.76 $22.67 $47,140 2.7%
47-2181 Roofers detail 30 10.5% 0.748 0.90 $14.96 $15.60 $32,440 4.4%
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors detail 50 35.5% 1.122 1.66 $32.20 $31.56 $65,650 6.2%
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers detail 70 3.7% 1.568 1.54 $22.87 $22.23 $46,240 2.4%
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations major 1,910 7.2% 43.803 1.13 $20.86 $20.93 $43,540 2.3%
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers detail 140 12.8% 3.204 0.99 $26.31 $26.30 $54,710 3.8%
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers detail 40 13.1% 0.968 0.60 $27.34 $27.37 $56,920 8.2%
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers detail 40 44.9% 1.028 1.00 $18.24 $22.73 $47,270 5.8%
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics detail 290 19.3% 6.692 1.45 $19.41 $19.70 $40,980 5.0%
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists detail 50 23.4% 1.126 0.62 $23.13 $23.63 $49,150 3.6%
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines detail 60 32.1% 1.330 1.51 $18.06 $18.46 $38,390 5.8%
49-3053 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $15.12 $16.06 $33,400 12.2%
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers detail 180 19.4% 4.179 1.99 $23.35 $22.71 $47,230 3.3%
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics detail 100 13.4% 2.254 0.95 $26.11 $25.49 $53,010 3.3%
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $22.94 $22.26 $46,310 9.2%
49-9071 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General detail 550 8.3% 12.684 1.34 $18.07 $18.50 $38,490 4.6%
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers detail 30 47.1% 0.760 3.18 $10.72 $11.16 $23,220 4.2%
51-0000 Production Occupations major 2,520 8.1% 57.595 0.89 $17.54 $18.21 $37,870 2.4%
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers detail 130 7.7% 2.884 0.66 $27.73 $28.48 $59,230 3.2%
51-2092 Team Assemblers detail 380 15.6% 8.592 1.08 $14.93 $15.55 $32,330 4.2%
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $14.79 $15.27 $31,750 4.0%
51-3011 Bakers detail 80 7.2% 1.778 1.38 $12.55 $12.80 $26,630 5.8%
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic detail 40 37.8% 1.002 0.96 $17.95 $18.46 $38,400 3.2%
51-4041 Machinists detail 60 14.6% 1.398 0.50 $19.72 $20.84 $43,340 4.8%
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic detail 40 48.5% 0.991 1.19 $20.44 $19.07 $39,670 3.9%
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers detail 140 19.1% 3.122 1.15 $19.39 $19.94 $41,470 2.8%
51-5111 Prepress Technicians and Workers detail 60 20.5% 1.447 6.09 $15.51 $14.75 $30,690 9.6%
51-5112 Printing Press Operators detail 210 16.8% 4.827 3.99 $16.13 $16.22 $33,740 4.7%
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers detail 40 45.2% 0.861 0.58 $10.63 $10.69 $22,230 5.8%
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators detail 50 10.2% 1.122 4.67 $25.02 $24.46 $50,870 4.1%
51-8031 Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators detail 50 30.9% 1.124 1.36 $23.57 $24.31 $50,560 3.2%
51-9011 Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders detail 30 25.7% 0.735 1.40 $17.45 $17.35 $36,100 7.6%
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders detail 60 26.1% 1.479 6.96 $14.36 $14.58 $30,330 11.4%
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders detail 50 12.5% 1.048 2.40 $19.50 $19.72 $41,020 5.5%
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers detail 110 5.8% 2.444 0.66 $22.99 $23.93 $49,780 6.2%
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders detail 130 9.6% 3.003 1.09 $17.96 $18.14 $37,730 2.5%
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers detail 80 23.2% 1.877 0.61 $13.49 $14.17 $29,480 6.1%
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other detail 140 3.1% 3.120 1.74 $22.07 $20.81 $43,290 2.9%
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations major 1,970 9.3% 45.094 0.65 $12.84 $14.54 $30,250 3.9%
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client detail 90 17.1% 2.035 0.55 $19.65 $16.34 $33,990 16.0%
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers detail 270 43.4% 6.278 2.07 $8.68 $8.85 $18,420 5.9%
53-3032 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers detail 290 12.5% 6.555 0.54 $18.09 $18.48 $38,430 3.5%
53-3033 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers detail 270 25.7% 6.143 1.00 $13.99 $15.57 $32,380 11.2%
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs detail 70 29.3% 1.536 1.14 $12.29 $11.65 $24,230 5.9%
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators detail 90 25.2% 2.108 0.55 $18.07 $18.17 $37,790 5.8%
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment detail 70 27.5% 1.714 0.69 $11.32 $12.00 $24,960 9.9%
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand detail 420 14.2% 9.558 0.52 $11.46 $12.58 $26,170 2.8%
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand detail 120 5.3% 2.731 0.54 $8.76 $9.09 $18,900 4.8%

About May 2016 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 2016 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Occupation Profiles

Technical notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2017