May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Owensboro, KY



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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.

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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 50,520 1.8% 1000.000 1.00 $15.29 $18.97 $39,460 2.3%
11-0000 Management Occupations major 1,840 4.7% 36.468 0.71 $37.75 $43.90 $91,320 2.7%
11-1011 Chief Executives detail 40 10.5% 0.736 0.50 $69.88 $74.05 $154,030 6.7%
11-1021 General and Operations Managers detail 660 7.9% 12.979 0.84 $35.11 $43.59 $90,670 5.1%
11-2022 Sales Managers detail 80 37.6% 1.639 0.63 (8) (8) (8) (8)
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers detail 40 17.2% 0.742 0.29 $45.24 $47.27 $98,320 7.4%
11-3031 Financial Managers detail 120 11.7% 2.460 0.62 $51.92 $54.22 $112,780 7.2%
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers detail 120 9.7% 2.405 2.00 $47.50 $53.53 $111,330 7.1%
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers detail 60 20.6% 1.124 1.35 $34.32 $39.70 $82,580 8.0%
11-9021 Construction Managers detail 60 25.2% 1.275 0.69 $39.01 $39.19 $81,510 6.2%
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School detail 100 1.9% 1.928 1.10 (4) (4) $87,100 3.6%
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary detail 50 28.0% 0.930 0.93 $32.70 $35.86 $74,590 8.1%
11-9051 Food Service Managers detail 40 31.7% 0.865 0.59 $23.80 $25.82 $53,700 5.6%
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers detail 140 13.8% 2.868 1.18 $36.87 $39.71 $82,600 4.5%
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers detail 30 25.6% 0.643 0.49 $21.09 $27.50 $57,200 25.0%
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers detail 90 14.7% 1.785 1.79 $28.29 $29.96 $62,320 5.1%
11-9199 Managers, All Other detail 40 14.9% 0.877 0.29 $41.48 $40.32 $83,860 7.0%
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations major 1,660 5.8% 32.826 0.63 $23.48 $26.52 $55,170 3.8%
13-1020 Buyers and Purchasing Agents broad 60 7.9% 1.122 0.39 $24.65 $25.93 $53,920 4.5%
13-1041 Compliance Officers detail 40 36.3% 0.855 0.42 $28.58 $28.55 $59,380 5.2%
13-1051 Cost Estimators detail 50 35.0% 0.924 0.62 $27.16 $28.49 $59,260 4.1%
13-1071 Human Resources Specialists detail 110 7.7% 2.205 0.57 $25.27 $25.99 $54,070 2.9%
13-1111 Management Analysts detail 50 8.5% 0.922 0.20 $30.37 $34.99 $72,780 10.6%
13-1151 Training and Development Specialists detail 40 8.6% 0.877 0.45 $26.23 $26.13 $54,360 6.4%
13-1161 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists detail 90 23.5% 1.702 0.41 $21.04 $22.96 $47,750 4.8%
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other detail 110 13.6% 2.104 0.30 $29.93 $30.57 $63,590 3.5%
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors detail 220 10.2% 4.305 0.49 $28.03 $33.25 $69,160 10.3%
13-2072 Loan Officers detail 270 8.4% 5.313 2.46 $22.29 $26.82 $55,790 6.5%
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Occupations major 350 5.9% 6.910 0.23 $27.00 $30.32 $63,060 3.7%
15-1122 Information Security Analysts detail 60 4.6% 1.116 1.51 $19.40 $25.95 $53,980 6.2%
15-1132 Software Developers, Applications detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $45.07 $44.39 $92,320 3.4%
15-1142 Network and Computer Systems Administrators detail 80 11.4% 1.597 0.61 $28.39 $30.16 $62,730 4.1%
15-1151 Computer User Support Specialists detail 70 13.9% 1.289 0.30 $21.02 $21.10 $43,880 2.9%
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations major 540 6.7% 10.786 0.61 $33.90 $34.75 $72,290 4.0%
17-2051 Civil Engineers detail 60 20.2% 1.182 0.56 $41.93 $42.49 $88,370 7.2%
17-2071 Electrical Engineers detail 30 18.4% 0.679 0.53 $39.02 $39.59 $82,350 4.6%
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer detail 30 35.4% 0.655 0.69 $35.64 $36.58 $76,090 4.7%
17-2112 Industrial Engineers detail 120 8.7% 2.328 1.25 $40.59 $39.41 $81,960 3.7%
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers detail 80 24.7% 1.518 0.74 $40.98 $41.09 $85,470 6.3%
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians detail 30 9.1% 0.620 1.24 $25.66 $25.23 $52,480 6.6%
17-3023 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians detail 60 4.5% 1.265 1.41 $18.85 $21.33 $44,360 12.1%
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations major 160 14.0% 3.116 0.39 $26.22 $28.62 $59,540 7.0%
21-0000 Community and Social Service Occupations major 950 9.3% 18.723 1.27 $18.50 $20.51 $42,650 3.6%
21-1012 Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors detail 70 8.9% 1.481 0.78 $31.21 $28.54 $59,360 4.3%
21-1018 Substance Abuse, Behavioral Disorder, and Mental Health Counselors detail 220 32.9% 4.394 2.59 $21.42 $23.89 $49,700 10.7%
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers detail 210 6.7% 4.254 1.98 $19.67 $20.35 $42,330 1.9%
21-1022 Healthcare Social Workers detail 70 20.0% 1.376 1.17 $21.03 $22.60 $47,010 9.4%
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $14.81 $15.40 $32,040 3.2%
21-1091 Health Educators detail 40 14.9% 0.728 1.79 $33.50 $31.91 $66,380 10.6%
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants detail 190 16.3% 3.828 1.42 $12.58 $12.61 $26,220 3.5%
23-0000 Legal Occupations major 150 24.8% 2.965 0.39 $32.34 $37.24 $77,460 7.0%
23-1011 Lawyers detail 100 25.6% 2.007 0.46 $36.02 $41.03 $85,340 8.7%
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants detail 40 41.9% 0.760 0.37 $18.68 $20.17 $41,940 5.0%
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations major 2,760 2.1% 54.692 0.89 $22.94 $22.98 $47,810 1.4%
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education detail 60 22.4% 1.146 0.40 $23.24 $20.61 $42,860 17.4%
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education detail 90 0.0% 1.785 1.81 (4) (4) $49,780 2.0%
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education detail 510 1.8% 10.160 1.03 (4) (4) $52,920 2.1%
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education detail 270 0.0% 5.406 1.24 (4) (4) $53,440 1.9%
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education detail 340 0.0% 6.667 0.93 (4) (4) $57,300 1.8%
25-2052 Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School detail 100 0.0% 1.975 1.52 (4) (4) $53,890 2.0%
25-2053 Special Education Teachers, Middle School detail 70 0.0% 1.358 2.21 (4) (4) $54,430 2.1%
25-2054 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School detail 70 0.0% 1.334 1.40 (4) (4) $53,790 2.1%
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers detail 30 19.6% 0.655 0.39 $19.88 $18.51 $38,500 12.5%
25-4021 Librarians detail 60 13.1% 1.217 1.37 $28.83 $27.41 $57,000 5.0%
25-4031 Library Technicians detail 50 31.1% 0.986 1.56 $16.94 $16.44 $34,190 5.3%
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators detail 60 2.6% 1.192 1.08 $32.44 $34.06 $70,840 3.1%
25-9041 Teacher Assistants detail 510 3.3% 10.192 1.12 (4) (4) $26,520 2.2%
25-9099 Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other detail 130 0.0% 2.516 3.59 $18.46 $22.50 $46,800 4.0%
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations major 220 13.3% 4.420 0.33 $16.49 $17.98 $37,390 4.3%
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers detail 50 31.9% 1.004 1.18 $16.78 $16.92 $35,200 5.3%
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations major 3,640 4.0% 72.119 1.21 $27.42 $33.40 $69,470 3.4%
29-1051 Pharmacists detail 120 18.4% 2.389 1.10 $61.71 $60.11 $125,040 3.0%
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other detail 120 15.5% 2.304 0.92 (5) (5) (5) 12.0%
29-1071 Physician Assistants detail 40 13.8% 0.800 1.04 $49.64 $49.75 $103,490 3.2%
29-1122 Occupational Therapists detail 50 26.7% 0.907 1.03 $35.19 $36.89 $76,730 7.5%
29-1123 Physical Therapists detail 80 20.3% 1.609 1.02 $41.84 $41.84 $87,030 7.6%
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists detail 50 3.0% 0.891 0.99 $23.60 $24.02 $49,950 3.2%
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists detail 60 10.0% 1.269 1.27 $30.04 $30.72 $63,890 2.0%
29-1141 Registered Nurses detail 1,570 3.9% 30.979 1.52 $28.69 $29.68 $61,740 3.1%
29-1171 Nurse Practitioners detail 110 26.3% 2.094 1.80 $48.01 $47.26 $98,310 2.9%
29-2010 Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians broad 120 4.5% 2.391 1.06 $23.95 $23.82 $49,540 2.6%
29-2021 Dental Hygienists detail 90 29.7% 1.704 1.15 $27.18 $26.21 $54,510 6.2%
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers detail 40 12.4% 0.705 1.46 $31.79 $31.35 $65,200 3.8%
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists detail 140 17.3% 2.807 1.99 $25.93 $25.74 $53,530 2.7%
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $10.66 $10.99 $22,850 5.0%
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians detail 240 14.1% 4.713 1.61 $13.73 $14.02 $29,160 3.0%
29-2055 Surgical Technologists detail 120 2.7% 2.278 3.05 $19.45 $19.35 $40,240 2.8%
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses detail 210 8.0% 4.099 0.83 $21.78 $21.69 $45,110 2.2%
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians detail 60 12.0% 1.221 0.85 $15.00 $15.52 $32,270 4.4%
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists detail 40 20.0% 0.756 1.33 $31.72 $32.37 $67,340 3.8%
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations major 1,670 7.3% 33.091 1.15 $12.98 $14.25 $29,630 3.5%
31-1014 Nursing Assistants detail 720 11.9% 14.335 1.41 $11.54 $12.04 $25,050 2.9%
31-2011 Occupational Therapy Assistants detail 40 21.8% 0.752 2.57 $21.90 $21.87 $45,490 3.2%
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants detail 60 17.0% 1.281 2.02 $24.22 $24.45 $50,870 3.0%
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides detail 70 36.8% 1.295 3.74 $11.42 $15.28 $31,780 25.8%
31-9091 Dental Assistants detail 100 26.9% 2.017 0.85 $16.77 $16.37 $34,050 5.8%
31-9092 Medical Assistants detail 280 14.5% 5.443 1.20 $13.29 $13.44 $27,950 2.1%
31-9097 Phlebotomists detail 170 38.5% 3.351 3.90 $14.74 $15.24 $31,710 4.0%
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other detail 60 0.0% 1.211 1.88 $13.44 $13.95 $29,020 2.1%
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations major 950 21.5% 18.782 0.79 $12.43 $15.03 $31,260 6.4%
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $23.27 $23.23 $48,320 4.4%
33-9032 Security Guards detail 530 34.7% 10.483 1.35 $10.91 $11.10 $23,080 3.9%
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations major 4,880 4.5% 96.618 1.04 $9.00 $9.73 $20,230 1.9%
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks detail 50 16.3% 1.075 1.17 $24.78 $24.47 $50,910 6.4%
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers detail 450 8.3% 8.909 1.37 $12.32 $13.31 $27,690 2.8%
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $8.68 $8.55 $17,770 4.1%
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria detail 280 2.8% 5.621 1.98 $11.57 $11.83 $24,610 2.2%
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant detail 430 22.6% 8.432 0.94 $9.15 $9.96 $20,710 7.0%
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers detail 60 30.5% 1.279 0.22 $9.42 $10.29 $21,400 5.1%
35-3011 Bartenders detail 190 25.0% 3.697 0.86 $8.82 $8.85 $18,410 3.0%
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food detail 1,750 12.2% 34.716 1.38 $8.72 $8.78 $18,250 1.7%
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses detail 800 17.0% 15.900 0.88 $8.58 $8.84 $18,390 5.9%
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers detail 160 34.2% 3.226 1.05 $8.69 $8.78 $18,260 4.3%
35-9021 Dishwashers detail 160 11.9% 3.076 0.87 $9.21 $9.32 $19,390 2.8%
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations major 1,640 3.9% 32.500 1.05 $10.90 $11.44 $23,790 2.2%
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers detail 60 21.3% 1.116 1.03 $14.00 $14.72 $30,610 8.2%
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers detail 40 46.4% 0.713 1.01 $16.58 $18.68 $38,840 11.0%
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners detail 770 5.1% 15.332 1.01 $11.23 $11.47 $23,850 3.4%
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners detail 430 9.5% 8.494 1.31 $9.33 $9.80 $20,380 3.9%
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers detail 320 12.5% 6.360 0.99 $11.29 $11.73 $24,400 3.5%
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations major 1,730 6.1% 34.172 0.94 $9.65 $11.03 $22,940 3.5%
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers detail 120 16.9% 2.346 1.57 $14.47 $14.66 $30,490 3.2%
39-4031 Morticians, Undertakers, and Funeral Directors detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $21.12 $18.74 $38,980 20.8%
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists detail 100 35.5% 1.952 0.79 $8.97 $9.58 $19,930 9.8%
39-9011 Childcare Workers detail 340 19.1% 6.817 1.73 $9.43 $9.87 $20,530 3.9%
39-9021 Personal Care Aides detail 460 7.7% 9.052 0.63 $9.91 $10.86 $22,580 4.8%
39-9032 Recreation Workers detail 120 8.4% 2.413 0.98 $8.86 $9.35 $19,450 5.5%
39-9041 Residential Advisors detail 250 9.0% 4.992 6.43 $9.87 $9.88 $20,550 5.8%
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations major 4,980 4.2% 98.663 0.97 $9.94 $13.84 $28,790 3.2%
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers detail 480 9.5% 9.594 1.14 $17.58 $17.64 $36,690 3.3%
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers detail 40 23.2% 0.865 0.49 $27.69 $31.54 $65,600 14.7%
41-2011 Cashiers detail 1,340 11.1% 26.528 1.06 $8.86 $9.35 $19,450 2.2%
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks detail 120 36.9% 2.328 0.74 $10.68 $12.52 $26,050 9.2%
41-2022 Parts Salespersons detail 100 23.6% 1.981 1.12 $17.93 $18.28 $38,020 3.9%
41-2031 Retail Salespersons detail 2,090 6.9% 41.387 1.33 $9.23 $10.72 $22,310 3.0%
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents detail 120 29.5% 2.375 0.88 $19.53 $24.38 $50,710 7.2%
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents detail 80 8.6% 1.506 0.55 $31.31 $52.78 $109,770 11.6%
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other detail 100 19.8% 2.076 0.29 $17.98 $24.56 $51,080 13.0%
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products detail 30 22.1% 0.604 0.26 (8) (8) (8) (8)
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products detail 350 13.5% 6.872 0.70 $21.48 $23.22 $48,290 7.1%
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations major 8,260 2.6% 163.541 1.06 $14.12 $15.06 $31,330 1.3%
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers detail 550 6.1% 10.922 1.07 $22.12 $23.21 $48,280 2.7%
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors detail 210 13.9% 4.171 2.19 $15.26 $15.32 $31,870 2.8%
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks detail 210 12.2% 4.218 1.26 $15.33 $15.87 $33,010 3.8%
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks detail 610 6.3% 12.161 1.13 $16.97 $17.03 $35,410 2.0%
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks detail 40 22.8% 0.810 0.75 $18.21 $19.76 $41,100 3.1%
43-3071 Tellers detail 250 18.7% 4.881 1.42 $13.00 $13.24 $27,550 3.4%
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks detail 60 39.7% 1.221 1.31 $14.75 $15.15 $31,500 2.6%
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives detail 940 5.5% 18.602 0.96 $12.42 $13.10 $27,260 3.8%
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks detail 90 11.6% 1.698 0.95 $9.39 $9.61 $19,990 3.9%
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan detail 110 10.5% 2.195 1.65 $12.79 $13.46 $27,990 4.1%
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical detail 40 34.8% 0.804 1.22 $11.22 $11.35 $23,600 4.5%
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $14.29 $14.69 $30,560 1.9%
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping detail 30 13.7% 0.598 0.63 $19.56 $19.26 $40,070 3.4%
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks detail 520 10.9% 10.285 1.44 $12.54 $13.00 $27,030 1.9%
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other detail 70 10.6% 1.401 1.24 $15.95 $16.40 $34,110 2.1%
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance detail 40 19.8% 0.788 0.57 $15.86 $18.55 $38,590 16.4%
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers detail 150 0.0% 2.929 1.24 $23.91 $23.53 $48,940 2.4%
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks detail 70 13.1% 1.483 0.63 $22.48 $23.66 $49,220 3.0%
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks detail 220 13.3% 4.418 0.94 $13.41 $13.90 $28,910 3.9%
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers detail 890 10.7% 17.611 1.23 $10.57 $11.42 $23,750 2.2%
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping detail 190 8.7% 3.767 7.39 $12.09 $13.53 $28,140 11.7%
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants detail 90 11.6% 1.716 0.41 $22.13 $22.80 $47,430 5.2%
43-6012 Legal Secretaries detail 130 43.5% 2.617 2.01 $13.68 $14.13 $29,390 3.5%
43-6013 Medical Secretaries detail 110 26.2% 2.233 0.55 $15.61 $16.87 $35,100 5.3%
43-6014 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive detail 730 7.5% 14.497 0.92 $14.24 $14.29 $29,730 1.7%
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks detail 80 27.9% 1.492 0.77 $15.48 $15.39 $32,010 7.1%
43-9061 Office Clerks, General detail 620 7.1% 12.308 0.59 $13.15 $13.88 $28,870 2.1%
45-0000 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations major (8) (8) (8) (8) $12.84 $13.22 $27,500 8.3%
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations major 2,170 11.1% 42.897 1.07 $18.78 $20.83 $43,320 3.0%
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers detail 190 22.6% 3.806 0.98 $29.97 $30.65 $63,760 4.1%
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons detail 40 9.3% 0.819 1.80 $18.03 $19.01 $39,540 10.4%
47-2031 Carpenters detail 210 24.5% 4.218 0.87 $17.60 $18.45 $38,380 6.1%
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $14.35 $15.61 $32,460 8.3%
47-2061 Construction Laborers detail 370 25.4% 7.247 1.07 $13.48 $13.45 $27,980 4.1%
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators detail 150 21.8% 2.953 1.15 $22.96 $24.02 $49,960 2.6%
47-2111 Electricians detail 340 17.0% 6.665 1.51 $24.38 $23.96 $49,840 3.6%
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance detail 70 13.6% 1.362 0.88 $14.85 $16.91 $35,170 11.2%
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters detail 270 33.3% 5.350 1.78 $23.98 $26.82 $55,780 6.0%
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers detail 60 42.2% 1.154 1.24 $23.94 $32.22 $67,010 22.8%
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians detail 50 28.3% 0.930 1.83 $12.38 $13.25 $27,570 12.6%
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers detail 50 39.5% 0.909 0.88 $16.26 $15.95 $33,180 2.6%
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations major 2,570 9.5% 50.932 1.31 $21.63 $22.01 $45,780 2.3%
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers detail 220 11.9% 4.388 1.36 $30.30 $31.24 $64,990 2.5%
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers detail 60 20.7% 1.108 1.09 $16.55 $16.30 $33,900 6.1%
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics detail 230 10.4% 4.467 1.00 $16.94 $17.67 $36,750 4.5%
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists detail 80 28.0% 1.651 0.90 $18.81 $19.07 $39,660 11.2%
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines detail 80 37.6% 1.578 1.71 $23.27 $22.77 $47,360 3.6%
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $10.64 $10.81 $22,480 4.4%
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $23.61 $26.96 $56,080 3.5%
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers detail 100 34.7% 1.906 0.88 $21.69 $20.77 $43,200 4.4%
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics detail 440 12.4% 8.680 3.63 $25.14 $25.01 $52,030 4.9%
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $21.66 $21.30 $44,310 3.1%
49-9044 Millwrights detail 50 27.0% 0.893 3.08 $26.54 $24.61 $51,180 5.7%
49-9062 Medical Equipment Repairers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $13.61 $16.63 $34,600 22.9%
49-9071 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General detail 660 12.1% 13.109 1.38 $20.48 $19.95 $41,490 3.6%
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $12.67 $14.08 $29,280 5.6%
51-0000 Production Occupations major 5,550 5.6% 109.951 1.74 $18.03 $18.84 $39,190 3.8%
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers detail 400 7.8% 7.995 1.86 $29.97 $30.57 $63,590 3.3%
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters detail 50 31.3% 0.911 1.67 $20.55 $20.82 $43,300 3.2%
51-2098 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers detail 1,190 2.6% 23.505 2.57 $15.23 $15.82 $32,900 6.9%
51-3011 Bakers detail 60 23.4% 1.245 0.97 $11.27 $11.87 $24,690 3.5%
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters detail 30 24.6% 0.602 0.65 $14.55 $14.72 $30,610 3.4%
51-3091 Food and Tobacco Roasting, Baking, and Drying Machine Operators and Tenders detail 30 0.0% 0.631 4.26 $17.73 $17.96 $37,360 6.0%
51-3092 Food Batchmakers detail 90 28.2% 1.760 1.65 $16.11 $16.91 $35,170 4.5%
51-4023 Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic detail 110 27.9% 2.152 11.97 $22.19 $22.20 $46,180 4.4%
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic detail 80 38.1% 1.584 1.20 $15.32 $15.68 $32,620 8.6%
51-4041 Machinists detail 170 12.1% 3.452 1.30 $16.34 $16.68 $34,700 9.0%
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic detail 190 26.5% 3.747 3.45 $16.13 $16.43 $34,180 9.2%
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers detail 70 35.9% 1.477 2.86 $24.48 $24.54 $51,040 3.5%
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers detail 130 16.9% 2.658 1.00 $18.59 $19.73 $41,040 2.6%
51-4193 Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic detail 40 47.0% 0.841 3.22 $16.81 $18.07 $37,590 10.8%
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers detail 50 26.9% 0.974 0.66 $10.21 $10.48 $21,790 2.4%
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood detail 50 47.1% 1.069 2.93 $12.97 $13.25 $27,570 6.6%
51-8031 Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators detail 40 19.7% 0.778 0.94 $25.27 $25.92 $53,920 11.7%
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $22.20 $21.61 $44,950 5.1%
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders detail 60 22.5% 1.207 2.85 $16.51 $17.31 $36,010 8.6%
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders detail 70 33.1% 1.302 2.44 $19.17 $18.38 $38,240 4.5%
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers detail 320 18.1% 6.322 1.68 $20.17 $20.57 $42,780 3.3%
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders detail 270 8.7% 5.285 1.92 $17.26 $17.02 $35,400 7.5%
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $17.16 $16.87 $35,080 11.3%
51-9196 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders detail 520 0.2% 10.299 15.52 $27.16 $26.69 $55,520 4.7%
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers detail 470 14.0% 9.299 3.30 $10.10 $12.05 $25,070 6.0%
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other detail 100 33.9% 1.914 1.07 (8) (8) (8) (8)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations major 3,770 7.0% 74.554 1.07 $15.20 $16.54 $34,400 3.2%
53-1048 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material Moving Workers, Except Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors detail 200 13.8% 3.870 1.40 $29.71 $29.00 $60,320 3.1%
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity detail 40 6.8% 0.742 0.60 $12.93 $12.39 $25,780 4.2%
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client detail 340 1.9% 6.752 1.90 $13.63 $13.54 $28,150 3.7%
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers detail 170 40.2% 3.365 1.12 $8.98 $11.23 $23,370 5.9%
53-3032 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers detail 550 20.8% 10.962 0.89 $20.70 $21.81 $45,350 3.4%
53-3033 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers detail 480 16.8% 9.406 1.53 $11.22 $12.96 $26,960 7.2%
53-6031 Automotive and Watercraft Service Attendants detail 30 34.0% 0.659 0.79 $10.40 $10.29 $21,400 3.5%
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators detail 80 27.8% 1.580 5.16 $22.45 $23.38 $48,630 7.8%
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators detail 220 15.9% 4.305 1.08 $17.21 $17.34 $36,060 3.6%
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment detail 130 28.5% 2.510 0.96 $10.09 $10.60 $22,050 3.2%
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand detail 1,140 17.2% 22.514 1.18 $14.74 $15.93 $33,140 5.5%
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $11.39 $11.77 $24,490 9.6%
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand detail 150 31.2% 2.999 0.61 $10.09 $11.60 $24,120 6.1%

About May 2017 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 2017 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Occupation Profiles

Technical notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2018