May 2008 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Southwest Minnesota 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 Southwest Minnesota 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 Southwest Minnesota 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 124,780 $13.90 $16.57 $34,470 1.2 %
 
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 4,270 $34.73 $37.55 $78,110 2.0 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 170 $46.92 $44.62 $92,810 7.3 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,230 $34.04 $39.02 $81,160 2.5 %
11-1031 Legislators 150 (4) (4) $26,480 18.9 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 80 $52.27 $58.10 $120,850 5.5 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 180 $49.72 $55.65 $115,750 8.1 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 100 $32.54 $31.91 $66,380 3.2 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 130 $44.72 $44.79 $93,160 2.3 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 280 $42.52 $44.51 $92,590 3.0 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 40 $36.58 $39.74 $82,670 5.8 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 260 $34.68 $36.33 $75,580 2.6 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 60 $39.18 $44.67 $92,910 6.4 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 70 $32.04 $38.44 $79,960 8.0 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 60 $28.25 $30.03 $62,460 6.5 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 50 $22.64 $24.35 $50,640 12.0 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 160 (4) (4) $74,840 2.2 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 60 $35.48 $38.41 $79,900 9.5 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 90 $48.21 $51.90 $107,960 4.0 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 100 $17.35 $17.69 $36,790 4.9 %
11-9061 Funeral Directors 90 $33.38 $29.59 $61,550 4.8 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 220 $29.90 $31.62 $65,760 3.5 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 40 $45.05 $45.24 $94,090 3.6 %
11-9131 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents 130 $26.97 $26.47 $55,060 0.9 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 90 $22.04 $21.17 $44,040 5.7 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 120 $29.24 $30.08 $62,570 3.1 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 220 $37.56 $40.61 $84,480 3.3 %
 
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 5,200 $22.63 $23.86 $49,630 1.6 %
13-1021 Purchasing Agents and Buyers, Farm Products 80 $24.99 $29.51 $61,380 15.2 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 30 $24.71 $25.27 $52,560 6.4 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 220 $23.53 $24.43 $50,820 1.9 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 110 $22.35 $23.07 $47,990 3.5 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 50 $26.61 $25.45 $52,940 1.9 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 140 $18.50 $20.04 $41,690 6.0 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 60 $21.03 $20.99 $43,650 4.2 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 60 $23.76 $24.74 $51,450 5.2 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 170 $20.80 $21.06 $43,810 2.4 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 180 $21.96 $24.01 $49,940 4.1 %
13-1081 Logisticians 50 $29.75 $31.11 $64,700 4.9 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 70 $45.88 $50.50 $105,040 8.9 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 2,190 $20.52 $21.66 $45,050 2.6 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 770 $24.35 $26.55 $55,230 2.5 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 110 $22.53 $22.22 $46,210 3.3 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 60 $28.23 $29.37 $61,080 5.7 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 40 $31.04 $32.96 $68,550 10.5 %
13-2053 Insurance Underwriters 70 $25.73 $24.47 $50,900 3.1 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 430 $26.59 $27.61 $57,430 2.9 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers 110 $12.70 $14.79 $30,770 10.0 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 100 $19.53 $22.24 $46,260 4.0 %
 
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 1,270 $28.96 $30.27 $62,950 2.7 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 120 $28.21 $29.84 $62,070 4.9 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 260 $35.02 $35.80 $74,460 7.4 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 100 $38.67 $39.58 $82,320 5.2 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 220 $18.36 $19.14 $39,810 1.7 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 160 $31.80 $31.33 $65,160 2.0 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 240 $25.82 $26.88 $55,910 2.7 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 80 $37.15 $36.97 $76,890 3.8 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 40 $34.16 $33.82 $70,350 4.4 %
 
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 2,070 $26.30 $30.17 $62,750 7.0 %
17-1021 Cartographers and Photogrammetrists (8) $19.33 $20.60 $42,850 7.1 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 70 $32.41 $33.72 $70,140 2.8 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers (8) $36.78 $36.49 $75,890 3.6 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 320 $31.38 $32.00 $66,550 4.8 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 320 (8) (8) (8) (8)
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 80 $19.09 $19.40 $40,350 2.8 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 150 $21.60 $21.84 $45,430 5.3 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 90 $25.10 $24.63 $51,240 1.8 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 140 $19.68 $20.92 $43,510 6.3 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 230 $20.23 $20.77 $43,210 2.5 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 110 $20.33 $20.79 $43,250 5.2 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 50 $19.48 $20.22 $42,050 5.1 %
 
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 1,060 $23.58 $23.97 $49,850 3.3 %
19-1012 Food Scientists and Technologists 40 $27.35 $30.41 $63,260 9.4 %
19-1013 Soil and Plant Scientists 60 $24.69 $25.62 $53,290 3.7 %
19-1023 Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists 40 $28.13 $27.59 $57,390 1.4 %
19-1031 Conservation Scientists (8) $25.31 $26.32 $54,740 4.3 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 70 $27.74 $29.73 $61,830 2.6 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 170 $29.67 $30.92 $64,320 4.7 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 140 $26.35 $26.91 $55,970 3.3 %
19-3051 Urban and Regional Planners 30 $22.93 $24.47 $50,900 2.6 %
19-4011 Agricultural and Food Science Technicians 120 $15.43 $16.36 $34,030 4.9 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 40 $10.05 $12.87 $26,770 9.4 %
19-4093 Forest and Conservation Technicians (8) $13.89 $14.33 $29,800 3.7 %
19-4099 Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other 60 $7.26 $10.95 $22,770 27.7 %
 
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 2,620 $15.42 $16.45 $34,220 2.5 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 40 $18.60 $18.12 $37,690 2.5 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 130 $20.66 $20.99 $43,650 5.6 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 90 $16.95 $17.12 $35,600 5.3 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 370 $21.29 $21.53 $44,780 2.8 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 140 $21.92 $21.99 $45,750 1.5 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 110 $20.03 $19.93 $41,450 2.7 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 1,270 $11.70 $12.62 $26,250 2.6 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other 270 $17.26 $18.67 $38,840 5.1 %
 
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 340 $22.26 $28.01 $58,260 11.9 %
23-1011 Lawyers 110 $32.59 $42.53 $88,470 15.7 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants (8) $17.75 $18.29 $38,030 8.6 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers (8) $13.07 $13.32 $27,710 5.1 %
 
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 8,110 $18.56 $19.15 $39,830 1.8 %
25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $62,620 5.1 %
25-1072 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $55,480 2.2 %
25-1121 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (4) (4) $57,430 2.6 %
25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 60 (4) (4) $60,170 3.6 %
25-1193 Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $53,830 2.6 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary (8) $28.68 $28.20 $58,650 3.9 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 350 $12.07 $13.36 $27,790 8.2 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 160 (4) (4) $45,460 3.0 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,570 (4) (4) $46,500 2.1 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 860 (4) (4) $43,640 1.9 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,160 (4) (4) $46,140 1.7 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 60 (4) (4) $47,610 4.7 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 300 (4) (4) $43,660 2.7 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 140 (4) (4) $46,690 3.9 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 140 (4) (4) $46,750 2.2 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and GED Teachers and Instructors (8) $20.03 $18.13 $37,700 6.0 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 70 $12.89 $15.09 $31,390 6.6 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other (8) (4) (4) $41,470 11.0 %
25-4021 Librarians 80 $23.44 $23.64 $49,170 2.2 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 190 $13.73 $14.38 $29,900 2.2 %
25-9011 Audio-Visual Collections Specialists 30 $23.06 $22.92 $47,680 6.4 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 70 $28.31 $28.04 $58,310 4.5 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 2,130 (4) (4) $24,700 1.7 %
25-9099 Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other 30 $18.31 $21.19 $44,070 13.7 %
 
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 950 $13.72 $15.16 $31,540 2.7 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 90 $8.84 $9.51 $19,780 5.8 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 180 $14.10 $14.92 $31,030 3.4 %
27-3011 Radio and Television Announcers 120 $10.44 $10.95 $22,780 5.0 %
27-3022 Reporters and Correspondents 130 $11.96 $13.07 $27,180 6.0 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 40 $20.41 $21.21 $44,110 3.8 %
27-3041 Editors 60 $15.70 $16.85 $35,050 7.1 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 40 $18.32 $20.96 $43,590 9.0 %
27-3099 Media and Communication Workers, All Other 50 $17.80 $17.88 $37,190 5.1 %
27-4021 Photographers 50 $10.99 $13.62 $28,320 17.9 %
 
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 6,680 $22.03 $27.39 $56,970 4.3 %
29-1011 Chiropractors 60 $38.59 $38.91 $80,930 12.0 %
29-1021 Dentists, General 70 $70.74 $66.90 $139,140 19.5 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 40 $24.56 $25.07 $52,130 2.2 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 240 $48.39 $46.87 $97,490 3.9 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 80 $77.46 $83.15 $172,960 7.5 %
29-1063 Internists, General 40 (5) $98.72 $205,340 13.8 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 230 (5) $85.26 $177,340 16.0 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 1,820 $28.15 $29.00 $60,320 2.4 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 80 $28.42 $28.22 $58,700 2.4 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 140 $34.28 $35.82 $74,500 3.0 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 120 $23.44 $23.99 $49,890 2.0 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 90 $30.91 $30.67 $63,800 6.8 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 90 $25.26 $25.76 $53,570 1.9 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 170 $18.99 $18.96 $39,430 1.4 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 180 $30.63 $30.66 $63,770 5.7 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 30 $30.39 $30.47 $63,370 2.2 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 150 $23.06 $23.30 $48,460 1.8 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 680 $12.49 $11.87 $24,690 4.9 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 340 $12.25 $12.85 $26,730 3.7 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 50 $19.57 $20.23 $42,070 1.7 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 90 $12.77 $13.58 $28,240 4.5 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 1,370 $17.22 $17.27 $35,920 1.1 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 200 $14.52 $15.11 $31,430 1.9 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 80 $12.98 $13.80 $28,710 7.5 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 40 $29.07 $29.43 $61,220 2.3 %
 
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 6,100 $11.13 $11.69 $24,320 2.0 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 2,620 $9.76 $10.07 $20,950 1.6 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 2,350 $11.51 $11.70 $24,330 1.6 %
31-2011 Occupational Therapist Assistants 60 $17.91 $18.05 $37,540 2.0 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 70 $18.67 $18.78 $39,070 2.1 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 50 $13.89 $13.78 $28,660 3.0 %
31-9011 Massage Therapists (8) $15.10 $17.55 $36,510 11.8 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 250 $18.63 $18.62 $38,720 7.2 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 330 $11.93 $12.72 $26,460 4.9 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 140 $14.81 $15.02 $31,230 2.0 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 80 $13.61 $13.55 $28,180 4.7 %
 
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 1,810 $14.99 $16.29 $33,890 2.9 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives (8) $30.09 $30.35 $63,130 1.9 %
33-1099 First-Line Supervisors/Managers, Protective Service Workers, All Other 50 $21.75 $21.67 $45,080 4.3 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 360 $11.42 $12.63 $26,270 10.5 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 220 $16.66 $16.72 $34,780 2.1 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 30 $24.01 $24.30 $50,540 2.0 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 460 $20.00 $20.08 $41,760 2.2 %
33-9032 Security Guards 240 $10.73 $11.27 $23,440 2.6 %
33-9091 Crossing Guards 30 $8.69 $8.59 $17,870 3.1 %
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers 100 $8.87 $8.95 $18,620 3.4 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 170 $14.05 $15.42 $32,070 4.3 %
 
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 10,180 $8.18 $8.99 $18,710 1.5 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 800 $11.42 $12.38 $25,750 3.8 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 230 $7.74 $8.80 $18,310 10.8 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 530 $11.43 $11.45 $23,810 1.4 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 560 $8.80 $9.22 $19,180 3.6 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 250 $8.63 $8.66 $18,010 2.9 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 490 $9.11 $9.66 $20,090 2.4 %
35-3011 Bartenders 960 $8.69 $8.88 $18,460 4.3 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 3,110 $7.72 $8.13 $16,900 1.3 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 230 $7.26 $7.65 $15,900 3.9 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,940 $7.35 $8.28 $17,220 5.5 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 410 $9.39 $10.07 $20,950 4.3 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 150 $7.57 $7.89 $16,410 5.0 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 440 $7.95 $8.45 $17,580 4.3 %
 
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 3,620 $10.66 $11.28 $23,460 1.3 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 210 $17.15 $16.82 $34,990 2.4 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 60 $15.80 $17.26 $35,910 7.2 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 2,030 $10.49 $10.81 $22,490 1.4 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 750 $9.62 $9.91 $20,620 2.2 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 480 $10.73 $11.43 $23,770 4.2 %
37-3012 Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation 50 $13.72 $13.92 $28,960 2.8 %
 
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 4,300 $10.85 $11.16 $23,200 3.6 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 280 $14.47 $15.01 $31,210 3.5 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 40 $8.37 $8.73 $18,160 4.2 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 200 $8.27 $8.73 $18,160 3.9 %
39-3099 Entertainment attendants and related workers, all other 60 $8.79 $9.09 $18,900 1.7 %
39-4021 Funeral Attendants 60 $14.32 $14.69 $30,560 15.1 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 200 $10.65 $11.35 $23,610 7.4 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers (8) $8.42 $8.50 $17,670 2.3 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 2,500 $11.35 $11.42 $23,750 4.0 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 130 $8.26 $9.14 $19,010 2.3 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 370 $9.79 $10.50 $21,850 2.9 %
39-9099 Personal Care and Service Workers, All Other 50 $11.63 $12.12 $25,220 11.1 %
 
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 10,780 $9.65 $13.70 $28,490 3.1 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,140 $13.82 $15.66 $32,570 2.8 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 250 $30.94 $35.46 $73,750 5.0 %
41-2011 Cashiers 3,540 $7.83 $8.09 $16,840 1.2 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 360 $8.49 $9.87 $20,520 6.7 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 400 $14.87 $15.04 $31,290 3.8 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 2,880 $8.70 $9.82 $20,420 2.6 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 170 $17.10 $17.44 $36,280 2.4 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 310 $24.40 $26.61 $55,350 11.9 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 120 $24.87 $29.96 $62,310 9.0 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 190 $19.23 $24.44 $50,830 8.3 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 110 $35.48 $42.18 $87,740 13.9 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1,000 $22.89 $24.52 $51,000 3.7 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 210 $15.08 $19.27 $40,080 17.0 %
 
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 17,380 $12.83 $13.72 $28,530 1.1 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 810 $18.52 $19.09 $39,700 2.0 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 40 $12.47 $12.38 $25,760 2.2 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 190 $13.34 $14.28 $29,690 3.0 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 350 $14.19 $14.42 $30,000 1.9 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 2,330 $13.59 $13.82 $28,740 1.6 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 160 $15.48 $16.08 $33,450 2.2 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 100 $13.85 $14.40 $29,950 3.3 %
43-3071 Tellers 910 $11.04 $11.19 $23,280 2.2 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 150 $19.66 $18.67 $38,840 1.5 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 910 $13.63 $14.32 $29,780 2.8 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 140 $18.21 $18.32 $38,110 6.9 %
43-4071 File Clerks 130 $11.27 $11.44 $23,800 4.1 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 210 $8.52 $8.57 $17,830 2.6 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 70 $13.68 $13.75 $28,600 2.3 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 110 $9.70 $10.15 $21,110 2.5 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 180 $15.77 $15.97 $33,220 3.8 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 90 $14.20 $14.40 $29,960 4.1 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 180 $13.31 $13.90 $28,920 3.1 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 140 $15.85 $15.82 $32,910 2.0 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 940 $11.38 $11.86 $24,660 2.6 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 60 $12.87 $13.72 $28,540 3.1 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers (8) $10.54 $10.24 $21,310 3.8 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 80 $18.22 $18.19 $37,840 1.9 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 90 $19.55 $19.14 $39,810 6.4 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 80 (c) $24.20 (c) $22.84 (c) $47,510 (9)
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 590 (c) $21.62 (c) $21.32 (c) $44,350 (9)
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 150 (c) $16.80 (c) $18.35 (c) $38,170 (9)
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 220 $17.50 $17.94 $37,320 3.6 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 490 $13.48 $13.99 $29,100 1.7 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,710 $8.97 $9.86 $20,520 2.2 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 750 $17.78 $18.21 $37,870 1.5 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 50 $16.74 $16.58 $34,490 2.8 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 140 $13.85 $14.09 $29,300 2.7 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 450 $14.30 $14.42 $29,990 2.5 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 60 $13.87 $14.50 $30,160 8.4 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 140 $12.65 $12.61 $26,230 2.8 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 40 $11.57 $12.00 $24,970 3.7 %
43-9031 Desktop Publishers 70 $11.16 $11.40 $23,710 7.6 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 50 $12.04 $14.06 $29,240 21.2 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 3,540 $11.36 $11.55 $24,010 1.5 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 100 $11.33 $11.85 $24,660 5.1 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 140 $14.18 $13.94 $28,990 3.6 %
 
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 640 $13.76 $14.47 $30,100 3.0 %
45-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers 60 $21.56 $19.83 $41,240 7.3 %
45-2011 Agricultural Inspectors 60 $21.09 $20.68 $43,010 1.6 %
45-2041 Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products (8) $13.81 $14.07 $29,270 3.3 %
45-2091 Agricultural Equipment Operators 170 $13.66 $13.77 $28,650 2.9 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse (8) $10.48 $11.03 $22,950 12.6 %
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals (8) $14.20 $14.95 $31,100 4.0 %
45-2099 Agricultural Workers, All Other 120 $11.13 $11.41 $23,740 7.7 %
 
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 6,220 $16.27 $17.26 $35,910 1.7 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 420 $23.53 $24.75 $51,480 2.9 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 80 $18.72 $21.11 $43,920 12.2 %
47-2031 Carpenters 1,310 $15.58 $15.92 $33,110 3.4 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 270 $16.57 $18.07 $37,590 11.8 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 870 $13.51 $13.60 $28,290 4.6 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 90 (8) (8) (8) (8)
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 650 $16.61 $17.19 $35,760 3.2 %
47-2111 Electricians 550 $19.25 $18.92 $39,350 8.0 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 40 $16.80 $17.68 $36,770 8.4 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 470 $16.13 $16.99 $35,340 4.9 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 220 $16.21 $16.59 $34,500 4.0 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers 190 $19.55 $19.23 $40,000 12.1 %
47-3011 Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters 40 $13.76 $13.62 $28,320 4.5 %
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians 40 $12.78 $12.94 $26,910 21.5 %
47-3019 Helpers, Construction Trades, All Other (8) $9.24 $10.64 $22,130 16.3 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 40 $21.07 $22.22 $46,230 3.9 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 540 $18.27 $18.13 $37,700 1.5 %
47-4071 Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners 40 $16.76 $16.15 $33,590 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 5,360 $17.55 $18.24 $37,940 1.9 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 440 $25.13 $25.64 $53,330 1.8 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers (8) $15.35 $15.79 $32,840 7.1 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 170 $28.02 $27.33 $56,850 3.8 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 130 $16.14 $14.99 $31,180 15.8 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 590 $13.92 $14.81 $30,800 4.3 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 450 $16.76 $17.11 $35,580 2.9 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics 530 $18.20 $18.42 $38,310 2.2 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 250 $19.42 $20.24 $42,090 7.4 %
49-3053 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics 30 $12.78 $12.18 $25,330 13.2 %
49-3092 Recreational Vehicle Service Technicians 30 $15.38 $16.01 $33,300 17.8 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 100 $10.19 $10.53 $21,910 5.5 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 80 $20.77 $20.41 $42,450 4.0 %
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers 40 $14.99 $17.59 $36,590 18.7 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 490 $18.67 $18.53 $38,540 3.5 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 700 $15.41 $15.84 $32,940 1.5 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 40 $12.12 $12.77 $26,570 5.7 %
49-9044 Millwrights 80 $14.97 $15.64 $32,520 6.8 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 300 $27.03 $26.23 $54,550 1.8 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 50 $21.50 $20.54 $42,730 6.8 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 240 $9.97 $10.31 $21,440 3.4 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 170 $15.71 $16.30 $33,890 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 16,330 $13.76 $14.59 $30,340 1.9 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 1,010 $21.77 $22.52 $46,840 2.2 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 220 $12.71 $12.97 $26,980 5.5 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 70 $15.32 $15.65 $32,560 5.1 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 1,270 $13.62 $13.75 $28,590 3.1 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 180 $13.28 $13.68 $28,450 3.9 %
51-3011 Bakers 70 $9.56 $10.98 $22,840 4.6 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 300 $15.05 $16.21 $33,720 5.8 %
51-3023 Slaughterers and Meat Packers 2,800 $12.56 $12.50 $25,990 3.8 %
51-3091 Food and Tobacco Roasting, Baking, and Drying Machine Operators and Tenders 100 $13.61 $14.02 $29,170 6.5 %
51-3093 Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders 100 $10.96 $11.11 $23,100 2.0 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 200 $17.85 $19.57 $40,720 9.7 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (8) $14.71 $15.26 $31,740 3.0 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 110 $12.90 $12.79 $26,600 8.1 %
51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 40 $15.43 $16.29 $33,880 5.6 %
51-4041 Machinists 570 $16.16 $17.37 $36,140 5.9 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 450 $11.40 $12.89 $26,800 6.0 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 60 $11.73 $12.32 $25,620 3.9 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 220 $26.86 $26.14 $54,370 3.1 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 910 $15.94 $15.83 $32,930 2.8 %
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 140 $12.42 $13.12 $27,290 4.2 %
51-5021 Job Printers (8) $17.30 $16.92 $35,190 6.2 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 170 $13.74 $14.38 $29,910 3.0 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 230 $10.77 $10.64 $22,130 2.4 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 60 $8.82 $9.10 $18,930 4.2 %
51-6093 Upholsterers 40 $14.27 $14.56 $30,280 7.4 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 160 $12.62 $13.21 $27,480 4.4 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 60 $13.67 $13.42 $27,920 3.0 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 120 $12.08 $13.06 $27,170 6.6 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 70 $22.27 $22.67 $47,150 3.0 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 310 $20.44 $19.99 $41,580 3.2 %
51-9011 Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders 90 $16.57 $16.18 $33,640 3.0 %
51-9012 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) $14.48 $14.40 $29,960 4.4 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 110 $16.26 $18.09 $37,630 8.4 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 270 $16.33 $15.73 $32,720 3.6 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 150 $15.45 $15.41 $32,050 5.1 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 520 $13.66 $13.61 $28,310 2.2 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 610 $11.32 $11.71 $24,360 3.1 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 300 $16.53 $15.76 $32,780 4.4 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment 70 $16.92 $17.20 $35,780 9.9 %
51-9123 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers 30 $10.48 $11.11 $23,100 3.4 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators 50 $9.22 $9.83 $20,440 4.9 %
51-9192 Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders 60 $11.59 $12.79 $26,610 4.6 %
51-9196 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 50 $16.81 $16.78 $34,900 4.5 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 280 $10.82 $11.49 $23,900 3.8 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 930 $13.39 $13.46 $28,000 4.0 %
 
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 9,470 $13.08 $14.08 $29,280 1.9 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 210 $18.06 $18.13 $37,710 5.6 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 280 $19.25 $20.70 $43,060 4.1 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 320 $11.65 $11.88 $24,710 3.4 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 630 $16.12 $16.81 $34,960 6.1 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 490 $9.03 $9.91 $20,610 4.7 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 3,110 $15.34 $15.53 $32,300 2.9 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 600 $12.09 $13.69 $28,470 7.4 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 60 $10.97 $10.94 $22,750 2.9 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 80 $12.82 $14.24 $29,620 8.8 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators (8) $20.09 $20.29 $42,200 2.7 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 100 $17.00 $18.91 $39,320 9.6 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 290 $13.89 $14.63 $30,430 2.4 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 770 $10.27 $10.04 $20,870 3.4 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,520 $12.52 $12.77 $26,570 2.2 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 40 $10.58 $10.78 $22,420 3.9 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 670 $10.16 $10.89 $22,660 7.7 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 190 $13.64 $13.78 $28,670 3.5 %

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