May 2008 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area



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


These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in the Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area.

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 files.

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Major Occupational Groups in Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area (Note--clicking a link will scroll the page to the occupational group):

All Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
00-0000 All Occupations 142,740 $13.83 $17.21 $35,800 1.1 %
 
Management Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
11-0000 Management Occupations 5,840 $34.13 $37.59 $78,180 2.8 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 430 $47.10 $51.30 $106,710 7.2 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,140 $39.86 $47.31 $98,410 4.1 %
11-1031 Legislators 370 (4) (4) $16,600 4.4 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 90 $46.96 $52.64 $109,500 9.3 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 330 $34.21 $40.05 $83,290 5.9 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 250 $18.37 $20.89 $43,440 6.0 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 200 $36.88 $37.92 $78,870 5.3 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 460 $38.60 $39.33 $81,800 4.4 %
11-3041 Compensation and Benefits Managers 30 $32.37 $30.85 $64,170 5.3 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 60 $36.43 $39.42 $82,000 8.0 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 200 $38.89 $39.67 $82,520 3.8 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 90 $31.85 $37.69 $78,400 10.1 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 120 $33.15 $36.87 $76,680 5.7 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 70 $41.24 $46.43 $96,580 7.1 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 90 $20.63 $23.51 $48,900 13.4 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 420 (4) (4) $85,910 5.2 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary (8) $36.81 $43.80 $91,110 11.0 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 140 $45.09 $48.96 $101,840 4.8 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 220 $20.12 $20.94 $43,550 8.9 %
11-9061 Funeral Directors 40 $29.70 $29.76 $61,900 6.9 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 250 $32.74 $36.03 $74,940 5.0 %
11-9131 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents 120 $26.84 $26.86 $55,870 1.1 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 90 $18.64 $21.21 $44,120 5.1 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 460 $35.09 $38.25 $79,550 5.6 %
 
Business and Financial Operations Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 4,680 $23.41 $25.58 $53,210 3.0 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 70 $18.95 $21.81 $45,370 9.7 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 320 $23.87 $25.06 $52,130 3.6 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators (8) $32.76 $31.66 $65,840 3.9 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 70 $24.53 $22.12 $46,020 4.6 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 150 $25.99 $26.00 $54,080 5.2 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 110 $25.28 $24.48 $50,910 6.4 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 70 $23.10 $23.08 $48,000 3.2 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 80 $16.75 $18.69 $38,880 5.2 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 250 $21.23 $21.30 $44,310 10.7 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 190 $33.17 $41.03 $85,350 12.1 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 1,050 $20.04 $23.21 $48,270 4.6 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 960 $22.63 $24.92 $51,840 4.4 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 40 $19.16 $18.15 $37,750 2.3 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 90 $20.06 $20.92 $43,520 3.0 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 110 $32.59 $33.99 $70,690 4.6 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 80 $30.24 $30.32 $63,070 6.5 %
13-2053 Insurance Underwriters (8) $28.21 $30.38 $63,200 11.8 %
13-2071 Loan Counselors (8) $18.91 $26.50 $55,110 25.4 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 390 $26.97 $29.13 $60,590 5.8 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers 60 $7.73 $10.52 $21,880 20.3 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 90 $21.24 $23.07 $47,980 5.6 %
 
Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations 1,300 $27.31 $27.22 $56,620 2.1 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 170 $26.10 $27.27 $56,730 5.5 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 100 $27.12 $28.43 $59,120 9.1 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software (8) $30.43 $30.66 $63,780 2.7 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 210 $16.86 $17.89 $37,220 2.1 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts (8) $31.80 $29.52 $61,410 4.4 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 200 $29.67 $29.48 $61,310 3.5 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 60 $25.80 $25.95 $53,980 6.8 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 40 $28.42 $27.89 $58,010 7.1 %
 
Architecture and Engineering Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 1,630 $28.49 $29.98 $62,350 2.4 %
17-1022 Surveyors 40 $28.64 $27.86 $57,950 10.0 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 90 $29.14 $29.58 $61,520 4.7 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 90 $33.77 $37.83 $78,690 5.9 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer (8) $37.16 $37.03 $77,030 3.2 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 230 $34.14 $34.83 $72,460 3.0 %
17-2131 Materials Engineers (8) $34.17 $35.46 $73,750 2.3 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 220 $31.66 $31.66 $65,840 2.9 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other 190 $37.86 $37.85 $78,730 6.2 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 50 $18.10 $18.59 $38,660 3.3 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 90 $20.06 $21.07 $43,830 4.3 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 40 $22.47 $22.96 $47,750 3.1 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 100 $22.67 $22.78 $47,380 3.7 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 70 $18.47 $18.43 $38,330 5.2 %
17-3029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 40 $21.09 $19.19 $39,920 7.9 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 70 $19.46 $19.83 $41,250 2.1 %
 
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 570 $22.63 $24.40 $50,760 4.5 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 120 $20.94 $25.14 $52,280 5.1 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 110 $28.87 $28.76 $59,810 7.1 %
19-4011 Agricultural and Food Science Technicians 70 $14.39 $14.56 $30,280 4.2 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 50 $16.23 $17.74 $36,900 6.1 %
 
Community and Social Services Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
21-0000 Community and Social Services Occupations 2,300 $15.44 $17.95 $37,330 3.8 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 360 $19.09 $21.24 $44,170 13.9 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 160 $12.51 $14.04 $29,210 6.2 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 110 $11.27 $14.15 $29,440 9.2 %
21-1019 Counselors, All Other 80 $11.02 $11.95 $24,860 5.3 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 380 $18.64 $19.99 $41,570 6.1 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 90 $15.68 $17.95 $37,330 5.8 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 100 $17.64 $20.37 $42,380 28.3 %
21-1029 Social Workers, All Other 140 $23.73 $22.79 $47,410 4.1 %
21-1091 Health Educators 50 $15.59 $18.05 $37,540 1.8 %
21-1092 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 140 $24.11 $23.90 $49,700 3.2 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 340 $13.88 $14.70 $30,570 4.9 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other 200 $13.37 $13.49 $28,070 6.4 %
21-2011 Clergy (8) $20.87 $20.25 $42,120 10.4 %
 
Legal Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
23-0000 Legal Occupations 570 $26.08 $34.10 $70,920 8.4 %
23-1011 Lawyers 350 $29.22 $36.88 $76,710 12.8 %
23-1023 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates 40 $73.41 $73.58 $153,050 3.7 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 100 $18.41 $19.31 $40,160 8.2 %
 
Education, Training, and Library Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 9,670 $18.52 $19.80 $41,180 4.3 %
25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary 30 (4) (4) $50,260 15.1 %
25-1022 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (4) (4) $44,820 24.4 %
25-1072 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (4) (4) $40,940 10.9 %
25-1121 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary 30 (4) (4) $27,770 11.4 %
25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $33,740 11.5 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary (8) $25.60 $24.97 $51,930 13.2 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 480 $9.86 $11.70 $24,330 6.0 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 240 (4) (4) $39,280 4.8 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 2,910 (4) (4) $47,720 4.6 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 870 (4) (4) $51,010 6.6 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,390 (4) (4) $48,020 5.1 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 120 (4) (4) $47,590 5.5 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 410 (4) (4) $41,680 7.2 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 120 (4) (4) $41,460 4.0 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 160 (4) (4) $46,340 3.5 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and GED Teachers and Instructors 40 $12.09 $14.56 $30,280 12.5 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers (8) $21.55 $18.87 $39,260 25.6 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 420 (4) (4) $48,810 9.8 %
25-4021 Librarians 170 $21.11 $21.13 $43,950 6.3 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 110 $10.36 $11.00 $22,880 2.6 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 90 $28.58 $28.39 $59,050 7.9 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 1,530 (4) (4) $19,540 1.8 %
25-9099 Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other 130 $8.01 $15.06 $31,320 24.5 %
 
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 1,400 $11.29 $14.68 $30,540 9.6 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 70 $10.02 $10.48 $21,810 8.8 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 70 $17.48 $17.18 $35,730 7.1 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 350 (4) (4) $18,060 5.4 %
27-2023 Umpires, Referees, and Other Sports Officials (8) (4) (4) $16,000 5.1 %
27-3011 Radio and Television Announcers 80 $12.42 $12.27 $25,510 8.9 %
27-3022 Reporters and Correspondents 50 $12.47 $11.92 $24,790 3.6 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 70 $23.68 $26.92 $56,000 11.3 %
27-3041 Editors 90 $19.76 $20.59 $42,830 13.4 %
27-3042 Technical Writers (8) $28.71 $27.78 $57,780 10.4 %
 
Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations 7,360 $22.65 $26.82 $55,790 3.5 %
29-1011 Chiropractors 80 $20.14 $30.22 $62,860 23.3 %
29-1021 Dentists, General 100 (5) $92.42 $192,230 17.7 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 40 $22.95 $22.65 $47,110 2.0 %
29-1041 Optometrists (8) $45.10 $46.34 $96,390 25.4 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 270 $52.89 $48.86 $101,630 6.6 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 70 $71.51 $74.78 $155,550 10.1 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 140 (5) $87.58 $182,170 14.8 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants (8) $46.35 $43.82 $91,150 7.5 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 2,550 $25.60 $26.11 $54,310 2.4 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 90 $25.35 $21.42 $44,550 8.4 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 170 $32.97 $30.34 $63,100 12.9 %
29-1125 Recreational Therapists 70 $16.53 $16.40 $34,110 3.4 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 70 $23.39 $23.57 $49,030 1.4 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 200 $25.98 $24.91 $51,820 4.0 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 50 $33.99 $35.61 $74,060 15.1 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 80 $22.60 $23.16 $48,180 2.6 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 140 $19.53 $19.97 $41,540 1.9 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 210 $34.02 $33.58 $69,850 6.6 %
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 30 $22.07 $22.39 $46,570 1.9 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 180 $24.55 $25.27 $52,570 2.1 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 450 $11.56 $13.17 $27,380 6.7 %
29-2051 Dietetic Technicians 80 $7.89 $9.22 $19,190 8.3 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 420 $13.05 $13.09 $27,230 8.7 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 30 $17.52 $17.30 $35,980 2.1 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 900 $18.19 $18.90 $39,320 1.5 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 110 $11.14 $12.52 $26,040 3.2 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing (8) $11.41 $12.24 $25,470 6.7 %
29-2099 Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other 180 $19.64 $20.28 $42,180 4.3 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 50 $32.49 $29.21 $60,750 6.4 %
29-9099 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Workers, All Other 110 $24.09 $26.47 $55,070 6.2 %
 
Healthcare Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations 4,130 $11.20 $11.81 $24,560 2.0 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 250 $9.27 $9.72 $20,220 3.7 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 2,540 $10.99 $11.26 $23,420 2.2 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 70 $21.17 $21.60 $44,920 5.1 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 60 $10.55 $11.44 $23,790 5.2 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 320 $13.75 $13.58 $28,250 3.4 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 310 $11.37 $12.63 $26,280 3.5 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 110 $14.99 $15.45 $32,130 3.3 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides (8) $9.10 $9.51 $19,780 4.0 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 130 $9.97 $10.79 $22,440 8.0 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 220 $12.30 $12.48 $25,950 2.2 %
 
Protective Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 3,100 $19.67 $19.84 $41,270 5.3 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 130 $32.19 $33.86 $70,420 2.6 %
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers 30 $27.75 $25.12 $52,250 22.0 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 440 $14.50 $15.70 $32,660 16.0 %
33-2021 Fire Inspectors and Investigators (8) $31.33 $30.49 $63,420 4.0 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 650 $26.41 $25.31 $52,640 3.2 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 40 $25.56 $26.91 $55,970 1.4 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 850 $20.37 $21.21 $44,120 2.8 %
33-9032 Security Guards 410 $11.49 $11.84 $24,620 2.7 %
33-9091 Crossing Guards 80 $8.08 $9.87 $20,530 16.8 %
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers 160 $8.45 $8.73 $18,160 3.4 %
 
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 12,610 $8.21 $9.25 $19,240 1.4 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks (8) $17.73 $22.19 $46,160 24.5 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 800 $12.44 $13.91 $28,940 4.3 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 1,170 $7.87 $8.21 $17,080 2.1 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 680 $9.23 $9.84 $20,460 2.0 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 690 $9.99 $9.91 $20,610 3.1 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order (8) $8.95 $9.72 $20,210 6.5 %
35-2019 Cooks, All Other 50 $10.02 $10.57 $21,990 5.8 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 880 $8.24 $9.14 $19,010 2.3 %
35-3011 Bartenders 920 $8.39 $8.88 $18,470 3.1 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2,590 $8.04 $8.71 $18,110 3.2 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 390 $7.99 $8.41 $17,480 2.3 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 2,310 $7.79 $8.50 $17,670 2.9 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant (8) $8.55 $8.64 $17,980 2.9 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 390 $7.90 $8.40 $17,470 4.1 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 490 $7.86 $8.12 $16,890 1.6 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 170 $7.71 $8.28 $17,220 5.9 %
35-9099 Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other (8) $8.71 $9.02 $18,750 4.1 %
 
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 5,290 $9.45 $10.90 $22,670 2.0 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 180 $16.11 $17.57 $36,550 4.2 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 70 $21.65 $20.60 $42,850 4.0 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 2,960 $9.45 $10.74 $22,330 2.1 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,250 $8.75 $9.15 $19,030 1.8 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 50 $13.95 $15.54 $32,320 21.0 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 620 $9.97 $10.54 $21,930 4.7 %
37-3012 Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation 40 $21.70 $22.63 $47,070 15.3 %
 
Personal Care and Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations 2,350 $8.82 $9.96 $20,710 2.4 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 60 $14.01 $14.00 $29,120 4.4 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 90 $9.10 $9.80 $20,390 6.9 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 50 $7.98 $8.11 $16,880 3.7 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants (8) $13.17 $13.23 $27,530 5.7 %
39-4021 Funeral Attendants 60 $11.64 $12.83 $26,680 10.9 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 410 $8.73 $10.10 $21,010 9.8 %
39-5092 Manicurists and Pedicurists (8) $8.57 $8.52 $17,720 5.0 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 170 $8.86 $9.67 $20,120 5.6 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 320 $8.02 $8.65 $17,980 4.2 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 160 $8.24 $8.53 $17,750 2.4 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 400 $8.21 $9.16 $19,060 2.7 %
39-9099 Personal Care and Service Workers, All Other 160 $8.54 $8.96 $18,630 4.2 %
 
Sales and Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 13,430 $9.71 $14.66 $30,490 3.3 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,350 $15.42 $16.64 $34,610 3.0 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 190 $32.70 $31.01 $64,500 5.3 %
41-2011 Cashiers 4,790 $8.50 $8.91 $18,520 1.3 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 460 $7.76 $9.83 $20,440 8.9 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 280 $16.11 $15.83 $32,930 8.3 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 3,750 $9.35 $12.38 $25,750 5.7 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 100 $17.36 $20.06 $41,710 7.4 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 510 $22.10 $26.66 $55,460 13.6 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 110 $20.62 $32.36 $67,300 23.7 %
41-3041 Travel Agents 40 $16.24 $16.27 $33,850 12.1 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 280 $19.18 $20.58 $42,810 8.5 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 170 $24.46 $28.64 $59,570 11.3 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 960 $24.73 $31.21 $64,910 8.5 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents (8) $16.87 $16.85 $35,040 11.0 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 90 $35.03 $33.99 $70,700 4.4 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 160 $15.05 $20.25 $42,130 10.4 %
 
Office and Administrative Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 22,730 $12.30 $13.52 $28,130 1.2 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 940 $17.01 $18.83 $39,160 3.4 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 140 $9.50 $10.16 $21,130 2.5 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 270 $11.25 $11.89 $24,720 5.2 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 490 $11.28 $11.83 $24,610 2.8 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 2,080 $13.76 $14.28 $29,700 2.2 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 200 $13.61 $14.31 $29,770 5.6 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 50 $14.51 $14.40 $29,950 4.1 %
43-3071 Tellers 1,070 $10.36 $10.48 $21,810 1.6 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 180 $7.63 $10.23 $21,290 8.8 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 2,110 $13.02 $13.67 $28,430 2.8 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs (8) $13.81 $14.22 $29,580 2.8 %
43-4071 File Clerks (8) $9.17 $10.04 $20,890 4.7 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 280 $8.98 $9.28 $19,300 2.9 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 50 $10.84 $10.80 $22,470 2.4 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 280 $9.29 $10.07 $20,940 3.9 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 120 $15.28 $15.96 $33,190 5.6 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 200 $14.73 $14.91 $31,020 5.2 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 330 $11.87 $12.66 $26,330 2.3 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 130 $16.42 $16.81 $34,950 3.7 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 990 $11.14 $11.47 $23,860 2.5 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 100 $13.98 $14.02 $29,150 2.2 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 100 $9.84 $11.08 $23,040 9.7 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 190 $16.80 $17.22 $35,820 1.5 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 140 $18.15 $19.62 $40,810 5.4 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 70 $11.06 $14.17 $29,480 5.9 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 140 (c) $24.54 (c) $24.44 (c) $50,840 (9)
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 560 (c) $23.09 (c) $21.79 (c) $45,320 (9)
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 100 (c) $13.03 (c) $15.66 (c) $32,570 (9)
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 180 $16.62 $18.30 $38,060 2.9 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 1,040 $13.87 $14.39 $29,940 2.6 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 2,240 $9.33 $10.65 $22,150 3.8 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 120 $15.36 $16.02 $33,330 3.9 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,280 $16.51 $17.39 $36,170 2.3 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 250 $17.71 $17.46 $36,320 6.3 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 340 $11.66 $12.04 $25,040 3.7 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,880 $12.05 $12.48 $25,960 2.0 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 80 $14.76 $14.96 $31,110 10.4 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 100 $11.87 $12.26 $25,490 3.4 %
43-9031 Desktop Publishers 60 $12.51 $18.57 $38,630 16.3 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks (8) $16.71 $17.87 $37,160 12.2 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 30 $11.26 $11.71 $24,360 5.0 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 2,470 $10.53 $11.14 $23,160 1.7 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 680 $12.99 $13.21 $27,480 5.0 %
 
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
45-0000 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 490 $10.71 $13.37 $27,800 9.3 %
45-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers 30 $24.61 $26.23 $54,560 11.4 %
45-2041 Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products (8) $11.84 $12.61 $26,220 5.8 %
45-2091 Agricultural Equipment Operators (8) $7.50 $10.95 $22,770 22.7 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse (8) $10.01 $11.75 $24,450 7.5 %
 
Construction and Extraction Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations 6,620 $21.14 $22.68 $47,180 2.7 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 330 $32.73 $30.73 $63,930 4.2 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 200 $28.98 $27.86 $57,950 11.1 %
47-2031 Carpenters 1,520 $18.49 $20.33 $42,290 3.7 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 120 $26.57 $24.91 $51,810 14.6 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 1,070 $20.24 $20.00 $41,600 6.7 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 70 $11.41 $14.30 $29,740 24.1 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 280 $36.73 $35.27 $73,360 3.2 %
47-2111 Electricians 660 $29.65 $28.32 $58,910 4.2 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 180 $14.87 $18.14 $37,730 16.0 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (8) $26.26 $27.32 $56,830 5.6 %
47-2181 Roofers 90 $26.42 $26.75 $55,650 11.2 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers (8) $18.17 $20.19 $42,000 5.7 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters (8) $11.88 $12.33 $25,650 6.2 %
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians (8) $18.15 $17.72 $36,860 7.6 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 90 $21.50 $20.39 $42,410 4.5 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 590 $15.86 $18.61 $38,720 3.5 %
47-4071 Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners 50 $13.58 $13.47 $28,020 4.3 %
 
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 5,560 $18.60 $19.54 $40,640 2.0 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 450 $27.63 $28.30 $58,860 3.8 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 80 $26.72 $24.55 $51,060 4.9 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 50 $19.19 $20.73 $43,120 6.7 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 180 $16.89 $18.39 $38,260 12.5 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 970 $18.41 $18.18 $37,820 6.5 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 440 $14.86 $15.37 $31,970 3.2 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics (8) $16.85 $17.20 $35,780 3.8 %
49-3051 Motorboat Mechanics 50 $16.93 $16.08 $33,440 7.2 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 160 $26.99 $28.26 $58,780 6.1 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 230 $23.33 $23.59 $49,070 2.9 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,790 $17.28 $18.11 $37,680 4.2 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 100 $21.13 $20.21 $42,040 5.1 %
49-9044 Millwrights (8) $12.85 $19.18 $39,890 17.5 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 130 $30.50 $30.52 $63,490 3.2 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 110 $24.09 $23.28 $48,420 4.4 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers 120 $14.43 $15.43 $32,100 7.8 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 110 $12.55 $13.75 $28,610 8.9 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 70 $16.73 $16.09 $33,460 7.3 %
 
Production Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
51-0000 Production Occupations 17,600 $13.95 $15.24 $31,700 1.8 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 1,090 $24.59 $26.50 $55,120 2.6 %
51-2021 Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers (8) $11.35 $11.39 $23,680 3.8 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers (8) $10.60 $10.57 $21,990 2.3 %
51-2031 Engine and Other Machine Assemblers (8) $13.91 $14.55 $30,270 6.5 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters (8) $23.77 $21.37 $44,460 4.5 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 2,750 $12.19 $12.60 $26,200 3.5 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 300 $12.84 $13.14 $27,330 3.6 %
51-3011 Bakers 260 $9.02 $9.81 $20,400 7.2 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 280 $13.76 $13.85 $28,810 3.7 %
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers 230 $13.16 $12.90 $26,830 13.0 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers 340 $11.74 $12.40 $25,790 8.7 %
51-3093 Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders 60 $10.44 $11.14 $23,170 6.6 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 310 $15.10 $15.83 $32,920 5.1 %
51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 410 $14.21 $13.99 $29,100 5.2 %
51-4023 Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 90 $20.72 $19.94 $41,480 3.5 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 590 $13.67 $13.50 $28,080 2.0 %
51-4032 Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 80 $13.35 $13.75 $28,600 6.1 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 120 $12.32 $12.95 $26,940 6.5 %
51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 150 $13.40 $14.46 $30,070 4.9 %
51-4035 Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 50 $19.94 $20.46 $42,550 9.0 %
51-4041 Machinists 900 $14.72 $15.29 $31,800 4.1 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 210 $13.98 $15.32 $31,870 8.6 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 190 $15.06 $15.63 $32,510 7.1 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 170 $19.81 $20.06 $41,730 2.1 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 1,080 $15.10 $16.06 $33,390 3.8 %
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 160 $15.61 $15.57 $32,380 5.4 %
51-4191 Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 40 $15.71 $15.84 $32,950 3.4 %
51-4193 Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 60 $11.46 $12.13 $25,230 6.0 %
51-4194 Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners (8) $18.99 $19.79 $41,160 5.4 %
51-4199 Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, All Other (8) $14.85 $15.05 $31,300 7.1 %
51-5011 Bindery Workers 170 $13.08 $13.90 $28,920 8.3 %
51-5021 Job Printers 90 $13.99 $15.56 $32,370 7.4 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 350 $20.80 $22.04 $45,840 12.3 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 170 $20.48 $19.98 $41,550 10.0 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 220 $8.64 $9.01 $18,740 1.7 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators (8) $8.55 $8.96 $18,640 2.8 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 30 $30.01 $27.96 $58,160 2.5 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 220 $20.94 $20.10 $41,800 9.7 %
51-8091 Chemical Plant and System Operators 160 $19.14 $19.76 $41,100 8.9 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 310 $17.34 $19.08 $39,690 10.8 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 180 $16.59 $16.11 $33,510 4.2 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 580 $14.60 $15.62 $32,500 4.2 %
51-9071 Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers 40 $16.76 $16.23 $33,760 4.5 %
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians 70 $13.64 $14.36 $29,860 13.8 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 820 $13.68 $13.70 $28,500 4.2 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 100 $13.52 $13.45 $27,970 3.3 %
51-9123 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers 40 $11.35 $14.00 $29,120 14.1 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators (8) $7.90 $8.41 $17,500 2.7 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 850 $10.54 $11.49 $23,910 4.9 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 1,340 $13.81 $14.17 $29,470 4.7 %
 
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 13,530 $14.28 $15.15 $31,510 2.0 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 250 $21.72 $21.82 $45,380 3.4 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 170 $25.26 $25.97 $54,020 5.2 %
53-3011 Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians 90 $11.32 $11.12 $23,130 5.6 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 580 $11.69 $11.99 $24,950 6.4 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 200 $12.90 $12.89 $26,810 9.9 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 3,270 $17.34 $18.66 $38,810 4.0 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 1,080 $14.32 $15.08 $31,360 6.1 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 100 $9.24 $9.70 $20,170 3.6 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders (8) $19.60 $18.31 $38,080 3.9 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 70 $24.35 $27.78 $57,790 2.4 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 50 $20.38 $20.94 $43,560 5.6 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 1,190 $14.84 $15.11 $31,430 2.8 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 510 $8.13 $9.37 $19,490 3.5 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 3,070 $12.29 $12.74 $26,510 2.6 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 1,880 $13.68 $13.16 $27,380 4.3 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 80 $11.88 $12.45 $25,890 9.6 %

About May 2008 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 mean 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 $80.00 per hour or $166,400 per year.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) Estimate not available.

(c) Corrected on May 29, 2009.




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Last Modified Date: May 29, 2009