May 2008 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Northwest Iowa 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 Iowa 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 Iowa 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 152,170 $12.99 $15.35 $31,930 0.9 %
 
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 4,870 $30.52 $33.81 $70,330 1.7 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 240 $52.23 $54.20 $112,730 4.6 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 890 $36.25 $41.17 $85,640 4.3 %
11-1031 Legislators 130 (4) (4) $24,890 6.2 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 100 $37.45 $40.15 $83,520 6.1 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 140 $36.16 $43.23 $89,920 8.6 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 130 $23.37 $25.52 $53,080 3.6 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 70 $33.43 $33.12 $68,880 3.0 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 390 $34.80 $37.63 $78,260 4.6 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 260 $29.13 $31.71 $65,960 3.7 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 60 $35.69 $35.09 $72,990 2.4 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 60 $32.01 $33.36 $69,380 6.1 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 100 $30.78 $34.81 $72,410 10.0 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 70 $16.92 $19.87 $41,330 12.7 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 290 (4) (4) $73,040 1.8 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 150 $34.94 $37.74 $78,490 5.9 %
11-9039 Education Administrators, All Other (8) $27.73 $28.58 $59,450 3.9 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 90 $40.18 $41.83 $87,010 5.3 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 90 $11.62 $14.64 $30,450 9.7 %
11-9061 Funeral Directors 70 $23.18 $29.90 $62,180 21.0 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers (8) $17.53 $19.83 $41,260 8.4 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 440 $29.26 $31.47 $65,450 2.2 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers (8) $36.27 $35.90 $74,670 3.4 %
11-9131 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents 180 $25.62 $25.18 $52,370 0.8 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 240 $17.82 $19.55 $40,670 9.4 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 340 $25.67 $28.59 $59,480 11.6 %
 
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 3,540 $20.92 $22.36 $46,500 1.6 %
13-1021 Purchasing Agents and Buyers, Farm Products 90 $22.28 $23.18 $48,210 5.2 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 240 $20.09 $20.83 $43,330 3.0 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 110 $22.00 $22.55 $46,910 6.5 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 120 $19.48 $20.97 $43,620 8.0 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 260 $21.64 $21.65 $45,030 3.1 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 140 $18.53 $19.07 $39,660 5.4 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 60 $23.86 $23.90 $49,710 3.6 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 160 $18.30 $18.88 $39,270 8.8 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 150 $15.70 $18.88 $39,280 6.9 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 40 $34.23 $32.40 $67,380 10.1 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 390 $18.47 $19.98 $41,560 4.2 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 780 $22.43 $23.76 $49,410 2.1 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 120 $17.52 $18.19 $37,840 5.1 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 600 $23.81 $26.45 $55,010 4.0 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 80 $15.98 $17.94 $37,300 12.5 %
 
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 790 $24.57 $25.79 $53,650 3.5 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 170 $25.33 $28.19 $58,630 6.0 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 170 $17.92 $18.70 $38,900 4.7 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 70 $34.41 $32.24 $67,060 4.5 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 190 $23.63 $24.99 $51,970 4.2 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts (8) $33.64 $28.78 $59,860 9.1 %
 
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 1,330 $23.35 $24.89 $51,770 2.1 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 30 $25.41 $27.94 $58,120 6.4 %
17-1022 Surveyors (8) $18.59 $19.04 $39,600 3.7 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 100 $34.98 $35.41 $73,650 2.9 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 50 $34.20 $37.50 $78,000 14.4 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 250 $27.66 $27.75 $57,720 2.2 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 210 $26.25 $26.24 $54,590 3.9 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 70 $19.93 $19.65 $40,860 2.6 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 120 $18.23 $18.69 $38,870 3.4 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 80 $19.64 $19.81 $41,210 5.5 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 50 $25.10 $23.88 $49,670 5.4 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 90 $18.40 $19.16 $39,850 2.3 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians (8) $20.16 $21.38 $44,470 2.5 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 50 $16.77 $16.73 $34,800 10.9 %
 
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 (8) $21.21 $22.96 $47,760 3.1 %
19-1012 Food Scientists and Technologists 120 $27.26 $28.72 $59,740 6.8 %
19-1013 Soil and Plant Scientists (8) $26.83 $30.29 $63,010 2.6 %
19-1031 Conservation Scientists 70 $19.88 $21.10 $43,890 3.2 %
19-2031 Chemists (8) $25.26 $27.21 $56,590 7.2 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 90 $23.97 $26.59 $55,310 7.2 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists (8) $25.44 $25.19 $52,390 2.4 %
19-4011 Agricultural and Food Science Technicians (8) $13.53 $13.74 $28,580 3.8 %
19-4021 Biological Technicians 40 $18.56 $18.59 $38,680 3.2 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 80 $18.02 $19.06 $39,650 5.8 %
19-4093 Forest and Conservation Technicians 90 $17.73 $17.40 $36,200 1.1 %
19-4099 Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other (8) $9.24 $12.59 $26,190 11.0 %
 
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 2,100 $14.65 $15.99 $33,270 2.9 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 180 $17.99 $18.14 $37,730 5.8 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 340 $17.56 $17.75 $36,910 3.6 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 140 $13.85 $15.35 $31,930 13.0 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 110 $16.21 $16.02 $33,320 13.7 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 420 $18.00 $18.89 $39,300 9.0 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 100 $18.98 $19.41 $40,360 1.9 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 90 $15.12 $16.70 $34,750 4.5 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 300 $9.52 $11.70 $24,330 5.0 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other 320 $10.99 $11.33 $23,570 4.8 %
 
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 400 $18.53 $20.89 $43,460 6.8 %
23-1011 Lawyers 120 $26.41 $24.82 $51,630 10.9 %
23-1023 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates 30 $17.83 $24.45 $50,850 1.5 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants (8) $18.35 $21.73 $45,200 26.9 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers 100 $13.01 $11.94 $24,830 19.7 %
23-2099 Legal Support Workers, All Other 80 $19.31 $21.42 $44,560 1.1 %
 
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 11,130 $15.83 $16.82 $34,990 3.3 %
25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary 60 (4) (4) $44,830 5.1 %
25-1081 Education Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $50,570 7.3 %
25-1121 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $52,780 6.7 %
25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 30 (4) (4) $48,070 3.4 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 150 $20.91 $20.77 $43,200 4.3 %
25-1199 Postsecondary Teachers, All Other 610 (8) (8) (8) (8)
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 360 $12.21 $13.62 $28,330 17.8 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 180 (4) (4) $37,390 4.7 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 2,170 (4) (4) $37,830 2.0 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 850 (4) (4) $38,540 3.5 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,940 (4) (4) $38,020 2.0 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 170 (4) (4) $40,440 2.4 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 250 (4) (4) $42,090 3.9 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 90 (4) (4) $39,200 3.1 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 210 (4) (4) $35,740 4.9 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 50 $14.03 $15.90 $33,070 12.6 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 640 (4) (4) $32,120 7.9 %
25-4021 Librarians 140 $16.26 $17.17 $35,720 2.6 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 380 $9.55 $9.82 $20,420 2.1 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators (8) $27.81 $27.18 $56,540 5.2 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 2,200 (4) (4) $20,180 1.7 %
25-9099 Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other 70 $18.93 $19.23 $40,010 2.0 %
 
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 1,410 $12.18 $15.22 $31,650 4.5 %
27-1021 Commercial and Industrial Designers 40 $25.15 $29.28 $60,900 4.9 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 130 $8.95 $9.27 $19,270 3.5 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 150 $13.35 $14.23 $29,590 4.5 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors (8) $43.41 $42.74 $88,890 7.0 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 310 (4) (4) $24,630 4.4 %
27-2023 Umpires, Referees, and Other Sports Officials 30 (4) (4) $20,150 8.8 %
27-2032 Choreographers (8) $9.25 $10.14 $21,090 3.8 %
27-3011 Radio and Television Announcers 110 $11.18 $11.78 $24,510 10.3 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists (8) $15.65 $21.47 $44,660 9.0 %
27-3041 Editors 100 $12.32 $15.55 $32,350 10.3 %
27-4021 Photographers 40 $10.49 $12.05 $25,070 16.7 %
 
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 6,870 $20.75 $24.37 $50,700 3.3 %
29-1011 Chiropractors 40 (8) (8) (8) (8)
29-1021 Dentists, General 40 $59.37 $69.48 $144,530 24.4 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 50 $23.67 $24.76 $51,500 8.7 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 190 $47.23 $44.38 $92,310 3.3 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 180 $76.34 $81.16 $168,810 11.8 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 60 $36.87 $36.94 $76,830 3.4 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 2,860 $22.32 $22.59 $46,990 2.3 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 50 $28.75 $30.27 $62,960 6.2 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 140 $32.63 $34.12 $70,970 6.0 %
29-1125 Recreational Therapists 70 $12.62 $13.92 $28,950 5.7 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 40 $21.95 $21.49 $44,700 3.6 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 120 $27.13 $25.84 $53,750 6.2 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 130 $29.69 $28.58 $59,450 7.1 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 130 $23.54 $23.75 $49,400 2.6 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 150 $17.24 $17.63 $36,660 3.3 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 120 $29.89 $29.98 $62,360 5.0 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (8) $34.42 $32.20 $66,970 5.9 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians (8) $19.63 $20.38 $42,390 1.2 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 320 $11.91 $12.76 $26,540 3.2 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 390 $11.53 $11.69 $24,310 2.9 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 40 $14.94 $15.39 $32,010 2.4 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 760 $16.16 $16.32 $33,950 1.3 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 130 $13.27 $13.81 $28,730 1.9 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing (8) $11.29 $11.37 $23,640 5.9 %
29-2099 Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other 120 $13.50 $13.86 $28,840 4.2 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 50 $26.48 $27.17 $56,520 3.4 %
29-9099 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Workers, All Other 90 $16.34 $17.46 $36,310 6.7 %
 
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 5,800 $10.89 $11.23 $23,360 1.8 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 1,680 $9.42 $9.73 $20,230 2.0 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 2,710 $10.77 $10.78 $22,430 1.2 %
31-1013 Psychiatric Aides (8) $14.50 $14.72 $30,630 4.8 %
31-2011 Occupational Therapist Assistants 50 $14.32 $16.10 $33,490 11.6 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 50 $18.92 $19.17 $39,880 5.4 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 90 $10.65 $10.75 $22,350 3.0 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 300 $15.65 $15.45 $32,130 6.2 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 270 $12.88 $12.87 $26,770 2.1 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 140 $13.81 $13.93 $28,970 2.6 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 50 $10.57 $10.79 $22,450 11.8 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other (8) $12.47 $12.72 $26,460 3.8 %
 
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 1,610 $16.88 $16.74 $34,810 4.7 %
33-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Correctional Officers 30 (8) (8) (8) (8)
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 60 $25.08 $25.62 $53,290 2.3 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters (8) $8.74 $9.89 $20,570 4.7 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 400 $19.78 $18.35 $38,160 2.6 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 520 $19.34 $19.58 $40,720 1.8 %
33-9032 Security Guards 160 $13.92 $13.86 $28,830 9.2 %
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers 130 $7.72 $8.09 $16,820 2.3 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 50 $9.47 $10.64 $22,120 10.1 %
 
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 12,450 $7.81 $8.70 $18,100 1.0 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 660 $11.61 $12.81 $26,640 3.8 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 730 $7.59 $7.93 $16,500 2.7 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 1,240 $9.81 $9.87 $20,540 1.0 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 980 $8.01 $9.05 $18,810 2.7 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 180 $8.06 $8.34 $17,340 3.0 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 910 $7.89 $8.71 $18,120 2.3 %
35-3011 Bartenders 960 $7.65 $7.93 $16,500 2.1 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 3,230 $7.72 $8.31 $17,290 1.7 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 410 $7.90 $8.32 $17,300 2.2 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 2,060 $7.58 $8.11 $16,870 2.3 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 40 $9.29 $9.34 $19,420 4.5 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 240 $7.64 $7.90 $16,430 1.8 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 510 $7.61 $7.90 $16,420 2.0 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 150 $7.62 $8.42 $17,510 6.1 %
35-9099 Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other 120 $8.43 $8.98 $18,680 2.8 %
 
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 4,900 $10.15 $10.90 $22,670 1.3 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 140 $17.10 $17.32 $36,020 2.3 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 40 $18.94 $19.13 $39,800 4.4 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 2,260 $10.70 $11.10 $23,080 1.5 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,220 $8.96 $9.26 $19,260 2.0 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 1,080 $9.97 $10.65 $22,160 2.7 %
37-3012 Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation 130 $14.55 $15.01 $31,230 3.3 %
 
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 2,680 $8.63 $9.55 $19,870 1.9 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 50 $13.20 $13.92 $28,950 6.6 %
39-3021 Motion Picture Projectionists 40 $7.42 $7.73 $16,080 6.0 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers (8) $7.52 $7.57 $15,740 3.8 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 230 $7.82 $8.43 $17,540 4.8 %
39-4021 Funeral Attendants (8) $9.62 $10.86 $22,590 6.2 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 330 $8.38 $10.52 $21,890 7.9 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 570 $8.03 $8.45 $17,570 2.9 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 160 $9.37 $9.61 $19,990 2.1 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 120 $10.73 $10.79 $22,450 4.4 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 720 $9.06 $9.90 $20,600 2.9 %
 
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 14,310 $10.02 $14.59 $30,340 3.2 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,200 $14.94 $17.38 $36,140 3.9 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 220 $29.80 $30.63 $63,710 5.2 %
41-2011 Cashiers 4,540 $7.66 $8.18 $17,010 1.2 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 180 $8.99 $11.91 $24,770 12.3 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 470 $16.00 $16.28 $33,870 6.4 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 3,660 $9.55 $11.84 $24,620 3.9 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 220 $17.93 $21.11 $43,900 11.9 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 380 $19.50 $25.67 $53,390 16.0 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 160 $24.40 $30.08 $62,570 9.9 %
41-3041 Travel Agents 40 $10.30 $10.43 $21,690 6.7 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 500 $23.05 $22.80 $47,430 7.7 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 250 $23.07 $26.54 $55,200 6.4 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1,790 $21.80 $24.56 $51,090 4.8 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 40 $8.38 $9.24 $19,220 5.7 %
41-9021 Real Estate Brokers 60 $30.19 $28.16 $58,580 13.2 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents (8) $10.58 $14.72 $30,610 20.7 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 420 $8.67 $9.66 $20,100 4.0 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 50 $15.05 $19.83 $41,250 14.3 %
 
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 21,780 $11.80 $12.82 $26,670 0.9 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 620 $19.85 $20.68 $43,010 3.5 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 50 $10.78 $10.92 $22,720 1.8 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 140 $12.63 $13.04 $27,120 2.1 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 390 $13.37 $13.58 $28,250 1.7 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 2,540 $12.92 $13.27 $27,610 1.2 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 140 $14.07 $14.46 $30,070 3.3 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 60 $15.06 $14.96 $31,110 3.5 %
43-3071 Tellers 1,140 $10.98 $10.94 $22,760 3.9 %
43-4011 Brokerage Clerks (8) $12.41 $11.51 $23,940 16.3 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 170 $15.52 $15.31 $31,850 4.8 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 1,070 $11.44 $12.37 $25,730 3.8 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 80 $21.26 $20.71 $43,080 1.7 %
43-4071 File Clerks 110 $8.87 $9.26 $19,260 2.7 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 390 $8.37 $8.78 $18,260 4.6 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 160 $11.74 $12.15 $25,260 1.8 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 210 (8) (8) (8) (8)
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 140 $13.69 $14.88 $30,950 7.5 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 200 $12.05 $12.98 $26,990 5.4 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 130 $14.84 $15.67 $32,600 2.4 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 970 $10.47 $10.58 $22,020 2.0 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 60 $14.04 $14.77 $30,720 3.5 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 110 $9.04 $8.95 $18,620 2.8 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 80 $13.93 $14.09 $29,300 2.1 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 190 $17.51 $17.93 $37,300 3.8 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities (8) $16.92 $16.14 $33,560 2.9 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 130 (c) $25.52 (c) $24.49 (c) $50,940 (9)
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 550 (c) $22.05 (c) $21.85 (c) $45,450 (9)
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 150 (c) $12.12 (c) $15.31 (c) $31,840 (9)
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 320 $16.64 $17.03 $35,430 2.2 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 830 $10.84 $11.55 $24,010 4.4 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,910 $8.61 $9.82 $20,430 2.8 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 50 $14.51 $14.77 $30,720 5.8 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 910 $14.89 $16.00 $33,280 3.7 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries (8) $13.94 $13.60 $28,290 6.1 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 250 $12.83 $13.08 $27,200 4.1 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 2,860 $11.56 $11.85 $24,650 1.5 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 230 $12.07 $12.56 $26,120 6.4 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 120 $9.48 $10.51 $21,850 8.2 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 80 $8.92 $11.17 $23,230 8.0 %
43-9031 Desktop Publishers (8) $17.69 $18.23 $37,910 13.5 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks (8) $11.87 $11.90 $24,740 5.4 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 3,480 $11.35 $11.88 $24,710 2.2 %
43-9081 Proofreaders and Copy Markers 120 $10.99 $10.73 $22,330 4.3 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other (8) $10.82 $10.85 $22,570 5.6 %
 
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 1,540 $11.65 $13.04 $27,120 4.0 %
45-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers 100 $26.56 $26.87 $55,880 3.9 %
45-2011 Agricultural Inspectors 100 $20.17 $20.17 $41,950 3.0 %
45-2041 Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products (8) $10.16 $10.02 $20,840 4.4 %
45-2091 Agricultural Equipment Operators 430 $11.97 $12.12 $25,220 4.8 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 130 $9.49 $10.48 $21,800 5.5 %
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals 270 $11.98 $12.34 $25,660 4.0 %
45-2099 Agricultural Workers, All Other (8) $9.37 $9.77 $20,320 8.6 %
45-4011 Forest and Conservation Workers 30 $12.55 $12.13 $25,230 2.2 %
 
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 6,330 $15.17 $16.13 $33,550 1.8 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 450 $23.45 $26.08 $54,250 4.9 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 70 $18.95 $19.34 $40,240 3.8 %
47-2031 Carpenters 1,060 $13.62 $14.19 $29,520 3.3 %
47-2041 Carpet Installers 50 $14.19 $15.60 $32,450 16.9 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 790 $14.78 $14.98 $31,160 4.6 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 960 $12.76 $13.64 $28,360 3.5 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 50 $11.48 $12.14 $25,260 3.4 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 440 $16.58 $17.23 $35,840 2.6 %
47-2111 Electricians 250 $18.28 $18.77 $39,040 3.9 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 110 $12.66 $13.27 $27,610 6.4 %
47-2151 Pipelayers (8) $17.82 $17.10 $35,570 4.5 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 490 $15.07 $16.11 $33,500 11.5 %
47-2181 Roofers 140 $13.94 $14.32 $29,790 8.3 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers (8) $14.75 $18.02 $37,480 11.3 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters 110 $10.82 $10.58 $22,010 3.8 %
47-3015 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (8) $14.74 $14.85 $30,890 5.1 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors (8) $14.90 $16.21 $33,710 5.1 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 750 $17.61 $17.23 $35,840 1.4 %
47-4071 Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners 40 $12.55 $13.05 $27,150 7.2 %
 
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 7,440 $17.24 $17.86 $37,150 1.5 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 550 $22.60 $24.25 $50,430 3.0 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 40 $12.45 $13.91 $28,920 7.9 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 250 $17.17 $17.32 $36,030 4.4 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 100 $18.98 $19.87 $41,340 7.2 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 160 $15.10 $15.36 $31,960 8.6 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 630 $16.29 $16.43 $34,180 5.3 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 430 $15.30 $15.60 $32,450 3.9 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics 670 $17.02 $16.33 $33,960 4.1 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 190 $17.88 $18.70 $38,900 4.7 %
49-3043 Rail Car Repairers 40 $14.01 $14.43 $30,020 2.8 %
49-3051 Motorboat Mechanics (8) $14.06 $14.01 $29,130 4.8 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers (8) $11.91 $13.21 $27,480 11.8 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door (8) $16.80 $19.11 $39,760 12.4 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 180 $15.88 $17.37 $36,140 8.8 %
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers (8) $15.66 $15.34 $31,900 3.1 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 670 $17.48 $17.97 $37,370 2.9 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,590 $16.19 $16.57 $34,470 1.7 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 200 $18.37 $19.22 $39,970 5.3 %
49-9044 Millwrights (8) $16.33 $17.16 $35,700 3.8 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 390 $24.53 $24.58 $51,140 4.5 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 270 $20.49 $21.92 $45,600 11.3 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 40 $9.08 $10.92 $22,720 7.5 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other (8) $15.87 $15.71 $32,690 10.5 %
 
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 25,440 $13.35 $13.99 $29,100 1.6 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 1,410 $21.58 $22.31 $46,400 1.9 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 40 $12.59 $12.38 $25,750 6.2 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 230 $13.39 $13.42 $27,910 7.8 %
51-2091 Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators (8) $9.24 $10.48 $21,800 3.9 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 2,680 $12.92 $13.17 $27,380 1.9 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other (8) $11.22 $11.43 $23,780 2.4 %
51-3011 Bakers 90 $9.93 $10.41 $21,660 4.2 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 320 $10.68 $11.33 $23,560 2.7 %
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers (8) $10.92 $10.89 $22,650 3.7 %
51-3023 Slaughterers and Meat Packers 1,810 $10.96 $11.08 $23,050 1.4 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers 220 $15.09 $13.91 $28,920 6.4 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 460 $14.66 $15.06 $31,330 2.7 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 370 $13.73 $13.73 $28,560 2.1 %
51-4032 Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (8) $13.47 $13.39 $27,850 2.8 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 80 $16.50 $15.27 $31,760 9.7 %
51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 40 $14.02 $14.11 $29,340 3.4 %
51-4035 Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (8) $17.85 $17.29 $35,960 5.9 %
51-4041 Machinists 950 $14.77 $15.15 $31,500 2.4 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 200 $12.26 $13.30 $27,660 4.7 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 430 $17.01 $16.09 $33,470 5.0 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 110 $18.89 $19.30 $40,150 2.3 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 1,590 $13.77 $14.04 $29,200 2.0 %
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 310 $16.05 $15.62 $32,490 3.8 %
51-4193 Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (8) $15.00 $19.11 $39,750 21.6 %
51-4199 Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, All Other (8) $15.18 $17.33 $36,050 3.7 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers (8) $13.13 $12.70 $26,410 6.2 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 330 $14.37 $14.26 $29,660 4.1 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 390 $9.20 $9.63 $20,020 2.1 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 40 $8.93 $9.19 $19,120 7.0 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators (8) $10.76 $10.56 $21,960 3.6 %
51-6093 Upholsterers (8) $14.35 $15.06 $31,320 5.8 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 230 $11.96 $12.37 $25,730 3.2 %
51-7021 Furniture Finishers (8) $14.14 $14.51 $30,170 3.7 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 30 $14.20 $14.32 $29,780 5.2 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 100 $12.31 $12.83 $26,680 7.3 %
51-7099 Woodworkers, All Other 50 $15.07 $13.78 $28,670 13.2 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 330 $16.09 $16.04 $33,370 3.4 %
51-8092 Gas Plant Operators (8) $25.12 $25.51 $53,070 4.1 %
51-8093 Petroleum Pump System Operators, Refinery Operators, and Gaugers (8) $14.57 $15.89 $33,060 11.8 %
51-9012 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 100 $14.83 $15.14 $31,500 5.7 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) $13.35 $13.22 $27,490 3.8 %
51-9022 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 60 $12.15 $12.36 $25,700 3.1 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 300 $14.56 $14.75 $30,680 4.1 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) $13.40 $13.07 $27,190 3.4 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 140 $12.42 $12.88 $26,800 2.9 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 850 $13.95 $14.07 $29,260 3.3 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 1,110 $16.28 $15.48 $32,190 3.3 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 380 $13.36 $13.57 $28,230 2.6 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment 100 $14.73 $14.89 $30,970 3.7 %
51-9191 Cementing and Gluing Machine Operators and Tenders (8) $10.31 $11.65 $24,220 5.0 %
51-9192 Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders 110 $14.47 $14.59 $30,340 10.6 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 580 $12.04 $12.36 $25,700 3.8 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 730 $11.80 $12.31 $25,600 2.1 %
 
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 13,850 $13.45 $14.71 $30,590 2.4 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 130 $19.57 $20.57 $42,770 4.0 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 320 $22.35 $24.50 $50,960 7.5 %
53-3011 Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians 130 $8.91 $9.13 $18,990 3.3 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity (8) $9.44 $9.57 $19,910 3.2 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 600 $12.47 $12.82 $26,660 3.7 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 260 $14.12 $14.37 $29,900 10.4 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 5,900 $15.39 $16.81 $34,960 3.6 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 710 $10.84 $12.24 $25,460 5.0 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 80 $9.71 $10.48 $21,790 2.7 %
53-3099 Motor Vehicle Operators, All Other 70 $14.37 $14.36 $29,870 3.9 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 50 $7.95 $8.81 $18,320 5.1 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 270 $12.17 $13.87 $28,840 7.8 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 100 $19.56 $19.45 $40,450 5.0 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 340 $14.77 $15.85 $32,970 6.4 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 900 $12.95 $13.36 $27,800 2.5 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 570 $9.00 $10.40 $21,640 4.4 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 2,310 $11.69 $12.42 $25,830 3.1 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 260 $13.05 $12.87 $26,770 6.0 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 520 $9.75 $10.43 $21,700 2.8 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 140 $10.01 $10.50 $21,830 5.3 %

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.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) Estimate not available.

(c) Corrected on May 29, 2009.




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Last Modified Date: May 29, 2009