May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Bismarck, ND



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 Bismarck, ND, a metropolitan statistical area in North Dakota.

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 Excel files (XLS).

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Major Occupational Groups in Bismarck, ND (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 60,910 $14.48 $17.90 $37,230 2.0 %
 
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 2,860 $34.69 $39.82 $82,810 3.9 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 210 $68.32 $72.53 $150,860 9.7 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 650 $39.28 $43.73 $90,970 3.0 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 50 $37.10 $40.71 $84,670 4.6 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 130 $34.27 $35.21 $73,230 4.4 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 50 $27.25 $29.48 $61,320 2.1 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 110 $26.70 $28.74 $59,790 2.2 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 100 $35.43 $38.72 $80,540 5.6 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 210 $41.75 $44.70 $92,970 5.8 %
11-3041 Compensation and Benefits Managers 40 $36.11 $36.94 $76,840 4.6 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 50 $39.41 $36.78 $76,510 6.3 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 150 $28.81 $40.94 $85,160 12.6 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 60 (4) (4) $90,250 2.8 %
11-9039 Education Administrators, All Other 50 $24.06 $24.60 $51,180 2.5 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 80 $41.07 $44.29 $92,130 2.5 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 50 $21.01 $20.56 $42,760 3.1 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 150 $30.56 $33.77 $70,230 4.0 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 70 $40.09 $40.24 $83,690 1.8 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 60 $24.31 $25.32 $52,670 10.4 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 220 $24.25 $24.64 $51,250 2.9 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 210 $39.26 $42.80 $89,030 4.0 %
 
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 2,460 $24.03 $25.71 $53,480 2.3 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 80 $21.26 $24.70 $51,370 10.8 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 90 $26.96 $27.68 $57,580 2.4 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 290 $25.04 $25.05 $52,110 3.4 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 160 $19.87 $21.69 $45,120 3.1 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 120 $23.72 $23.38 $48,630 5.8 %
13-1061 Emergency Management Specialists 30 $23.31 $23.85 $49,600 5.5 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 40 $18.08 $19.27 $40,090 3.4 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 40 $25.29 $26.96 $56,070 4.4 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 100 $23.56 $25.21 $52,440 2.4 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 60 $25.76 $26.21 $54,510 3.1 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 100 $30.26 $34.82 $72,430 10.7 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 250 $24.65 $26.81 $55,770 3.1 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 590 $22.93 $25.42 $52,870 3.1 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 120 $26.65 $26.78 $55,700 1.8 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors (8) $18.21 $21.20 $44,100 6.7 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 170 $23.30 $24.65 $51,280 5.8 %
 
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 $24.79 $25.41 $52,850 2.0 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 70 $22.27 $24.37 $50,700 3.4 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 250 $26.80 $27.06 $56,270 2.3 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 430 $22.50 $22.52 $46,850 4.8 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 120 $26.85 $27.83 $57,890 2.3 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 60 $32.01 $31.49 $65,500 3.0 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 100 $21.47 $22.36 $46,500 4.9 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 90 $26.06 $26.36 $54,830 2.1 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 90 $26.38 $27.18 $56,530 1.9 %
15-2041 Statisticians 30 $21.68 $28.09 $58,420 22.6 %
 
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 1,080 $25.91 $27.86 $57,960 3.3 %
17-1022 Surveyors 100 $25.45 $26.63 $55,390 4.4 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 270 $29.07 $31.95 $66,460 5.1 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 70 $34.83 $36.95 $76,860 1.6 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 60 $36.52 $37.09 $77,140 3.5 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other (8) $14.79 $20.44 $42,510 9.2 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters (8) $16.01 $16.09 $33,470 3.2 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 150 $19.34 $19.73 $41,050 3.2 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians (8) $15.31 $16.18 $33,650 9.3 %
 
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 620 $22.47 $24.58 $51,120 3.6 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 80 $20.03 $21.43 $44,570 2.4 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 70 $12.81 $21.98 $45,720 3.3 %
19-4021 Biological Technicians 60 $13.23 $16.01 $33,310 2.0 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians (8) $16.85 $18.33 $38,130 14.6 %
 
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 950 $16.94 $17.25 $35,870 4.1 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 60 $19.57 $19.48 $40,530 1.9 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 90 $25.02 $25.46 $52,960 5.3 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 70 $9.86 $11.79 $24,530 14.5 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 80 $20.81 $20.50 $42,640 3.4 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 90 $17.56 $18.10 $37,640 2.7 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 40 $16.80 $17.48 $36,350 4.0 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 270 $11.70 $11.97 $24,900 3.5 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other 110 $19.06 $18.97 $39,460 3.1 %
 
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 330 $30.83 $36.37 $75,650 7.8 %
23-1011 Lawyers 180 $35.34 $43.23 $89,930 12.3 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 70 $20.26 $20.94 $43,550 3.6 %
 
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 3,010 $19.51 $20.17 $41,950 2.6 %
25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary 30 (4) (4) $45,980 4.0 %
25-1021 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 30 (4) (4) $44,400 2.7 %
25-1072 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (4) (4) $49,790 2.5 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 150 $22.33 $21.83 $45,400 4.8 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 60 (4) (4) $43,320 2.4 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 810 (4) (4) $46,580 5.1 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 410 (4) (4) $45,530 2.0 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 40 (4) (4) $50,380 2.1 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 130 (4) (4) $49,710 2.2 %
25-4021 Librarians 70 $20.24 $20.76 $43,170 2.8 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 590 (4) (4) $28,420 3.2 %
 
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 840 $14.62 $15.89 $33,050 3.6 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 170 $15.37 $16.69 $34,720 2.3 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 60 $9.91 $10.73 $22,320 9.8 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 80 (4) (4) $32,420 23.3 %
27-3011 Radio and Television Announcers (8) $12.65 $12.29 $25,570 10.3 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 100 $18.24 $22.26 $46,300 3.2 %
27-3041 Editors 30 $18.43 $19.54 $40,650 5.8 %
27-3043 Writers and Authors 40 $13.42 $15.27 $31,770 10.4 %
27-4011 Audio and Video Equipment Technicians 30 $11.99 $13.29 $27,650 4.1 %
27-4012 Broadcast Technicians 60 $13.68 $15.12 $31,440 4.9 %
 
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 4,430 $23.49 $30.31 $63,030 3.8 %
29-1011 Chiropractors 30 $33.06 $43.71 $90,920 12.2 %
29-1021 Dentists, General 80 $78.28 $83.78 $174,250 13.9 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 140 $44.66 $44.25 $92,040 2.2 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 50 (5) $103.85 $216,020 13.0 %
29-1063 Internists, General 40 (5) $101.71 $211,550 22.1 %
29-1067 Surgeons 30 (5) (5) (5) 16.3 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 100 (5) $105.22 $218,860 15.9 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 1,970 $24.20 $25.23 $52,480 1.7 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 90 $23.91 $25.11 $52,240 2.1 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 90 $28.25 $28.43 $59,130 2.0 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 100 $20.39 $21.00 $43,680 2.6 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 80 $25.57 $25.83 $53,720 1.7 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 30 $36.22 $39.32 $81,780 5.0 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 90 $22.28 $22.37 $46,520 2.3 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 90 $16.01 $16.38 $34,070 3.7 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 90 $29.53 $28.67 $59,630 3.6 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 80 $19.75 $20.72 $43,110 3.0 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 110 $12.82 $13.15 $27,340 14.7 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 110 $14.73 $15.45 $32,140 5.3 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 80 $15.17 $15.67 $32,600 3.3 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 40 $13.37 $13.77 $28,640 5.1 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 370 $17.74 $17.65 $36,700 1.8 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 90 $14.51 $15.27 $31,760 3.2 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 80 $13.85 $13.56 $28,210 5.1 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 30 $35.25 $32.92 $68,470 5.0 %
 
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 2,180 $11.60 $11.87 $24,690 2.0 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 360 $10.36 $10.04 $20,870 3.0 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,160 $11.61 $11.67 $24,270 2.0 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 40 $9.96 $10.75 $22,360 4.9 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 110 $15.63 $15.88 $33,030 6.6 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 140 $13.21 $13.06 $27,170 2.3 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 120 $13.23 $14.06 $29,250 4.1 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 40 $9.97 $10.23 $21,280 8.1 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 70 $11.55 $12.63 $26,260 3.3 %
 
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 1,280 $14.77 $15.86 $33,000 4.0 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 170 $16.14 $16.08 $33,440 3.6 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 190 $21.34 $22.04 $45,840 3.9 %
33-9032 Security Guards 310 $11.60 $11.94 $24,840 4.5 %
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers (8) $8.17 $8.48 $17,650 3.7 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 60 $15.91 $15.31 $31,840 3.1 %
 
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 5,450 $8.48 $9.18 $19,090 1.8 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 390 $13.25 $13.84 $28,790 4.0 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 190 $10.90 $10.80 $22,470 3.2 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 700 $8.93 $9.08 $18,890 3.1 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 40 $9.90 $9.64 $20,050 3.0 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 400 $9.44 $9.73 $20,240 3.7 %
35-3011 Bartenders 450 $7.75 $8.27 $17,190 3.3 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 880 $7.97 $8.01 $16,650 3.4 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 230 $10.50 $10.31 $21,450 3.1 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,340 $7.80 $8.70 $18,090 5.7 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 70 $11.34 $11.18 $23,250 5.2 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 120 $7.78 $8.07 $16,780 3.8 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 210 $7.58 $7.99 $16,620 4.7 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 270 $8.21 $8.21 $17,080 2.4 %
 
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 2,050 $11.07 $11.58 $24,090 2.5 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 70 $14.60 $15.09 $31,390 2.2 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 940 $12.14 $12.44 $25,860 2.9 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 700 $9.32 $9.43 $19,610 3.2 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 290 $11.90 $12.63 $26,280 6.8 %
 
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 2,720 $9.06 $9.86 $20,510 2.0 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 80 $15.01 $14.90 $31,000 4.5 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 110 $8.27 $9.20 $19,140 9.8 %
39-3011 Gaming Dealers 100 $8.19 $10.33 $21,480 17.1 %
39-3012 Gaming and Sports Book Writers and Runners 140 $7.42 $7.71 $16,040 7.1 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants (8) $8.87 $9.08 $18,880 4.1 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 250 $9.15 $10.84 $22,540 6.8 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 560 $7.81 $8.43 $17,540 4.3 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 450 $9.70 $9.76 $20,290 3.8 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors (8) $9.68 $10.99 $22,850 3.5 %
39-9041 Residential Advisors 330 $9.68 $9.70 $20,170 3.1 %
 
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 6,640 $11.28 $15.45 $32,140 4.2 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 570 $16.34 $18.06 $37,560 5.0 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 60 $29.69 $28.79 $59,890 6.2 %
41-2011 Cashiers 1,850 $7.86 $8.40 $17,460 2.1 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 250 $7.86 $8.68 $18,040 6.1 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 300 $12.19 $13.80 $28,690 4.9 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 1,980 $11.33 $13.34 $27,740 3.7 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 100 $23.91 $24.38 $50,700 4.5 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 280 $29.15 $40.39 $84,010 24.5 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 50 (8) (8) (8) (8)
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 110 $25.61 $29.93 $62,250 4.8 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 90 $35.82 $45.37 $94,380 11.8 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 690 $17.64 $21.36 $44,430 5.2 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 50 $10.23 $11.38 $23,660 8.6 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 170 $10.42 $11.00 $22,870 3.7 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other (8) $17.32 $17.59 $36,580 7.3 %
 
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 11,630 $13.07 $13.97 $29,070 1.5 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 600 $19.29 $20.01 $41,620 2.3 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 80 $14.35 $15.69 $32,630 3.1 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 160 $13.67 $14.59 $30,350 4.0 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 210 $12.57 $12.95 $26,930 4.3 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,100 $14.92 $15.40 $32,030 2.1 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 70 $14.94 $15.41 $32,060 2.4 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 40 $17.00 $16.95 $35,250 4.1 %
43-3071 Tellers 370 $11.88 $11.79 $24,520 3.8 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 60 $22.21 $21.76 $45,250 3.2 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 1,660 $12.68 $12.97 $26,980 5.5 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 90 $15.88 $16.10 $33,480 2.0 %
43-4071 File Clerks 130 $10.80 $11.27 $23,440 3.1 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 140 $8.47 $8.67 $18,040 3.5 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 50 $11.88 $12.19 $25,360 2.7 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 100 $13.45 $13.89 $28,900 6.0 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 80 $10.96 $12.02 $25,000 9.9 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 90 $18.32 $18.00 $37,450 2.0 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 420 $11.15 $11.29 $23,490 1.8 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 80 $16.49 $16.39 $34,100 8.2 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 110 $16.73 $17.06 $35,490 3.0 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 40 $14.08 $16.73 $34,790 6.7 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 120 $25.28 $23.46 $48,790 2.9 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 70 $24.70 $22.46 $46,720 3.9 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 60 $20.92 $18.82 $39,150 3.8 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 220 $16.69 $16.48 $34,270 5.2 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 880 $9.56 $10.04 $20,870 1.9 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 960 $16.03 $17.24 $35,870 3.2 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 220 $15.08 $14.96 $31,110 4.3 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 200 $12.50 $12.78 $26,580 3.4 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 450 $14.80 $15.08 $31,370 2.5 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 60 $11.95 $12.89 $26,810 4.7 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 520 $11.05 $11.29 $23,480 3.2 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 170 $14.54 $14.81 $30,800 3.6 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 70 $11.36 $12.51 $26,020 3.6 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 1,580 $11.47 $11.61 $24,140 1.6 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 40 $15.91 $16.79 $34,920 2.1 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other (8) $10.64 $13.39 $27,850 3.3 %
 
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 (8) $10.41 $11.81 $24,560 6.3 %
 
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 3,160 $16.30 $17.49 $36,390 2.2 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 270 $24.47 $25.46 $52,950 3.2 %
47-2031 Carpenters 530 $15.30 $15.32 $31,860 5.2 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 150 $15.72 $16.14 $33,560 6.2 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 340 $13.47 $13.19 $27,440 3.5 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 170 $18.57 $19.15 $39,830 4.4 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 70 $15.89 $16.12 $33,530 7.4 %
47-2111 Electricians 310 $20.07 $21.02 $43,730 9.5 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 100 $12.73 $13.49 $28,050 12.5 %
47-2151 Pipelayers (8) $15.02 $15.56 $32,370 11.1 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 130 $18.62 $20.15 $41,910 9.4 %
47-2181 Roofers 70 $14.67 $14.73 $30,640 2.7 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 110 $17.60 $18.03 $37,500 3.6 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters 130 $11.80 $11.53 $23,970 3.7 %
47-3016 Helpers--Roofers 40 $11.98 $11.96 $24,870 5.8 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 150 $16.79 $16.81 $34,970 2.0 %
 
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 2,330 $17.34 $18.64 $38,760 2.3 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 180 $25.21 $27.30 $56,790 3.4 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 50 $15.36 $15.90 $33,070 4.9 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 50 $27.81 $25.36 $52,750 9.6 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 110 $18.57 $18.61 $38,700 7.0 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 300 $16.01 $16.35 $34,020 3.7 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 160 $18.45 $18.31 $38,090 2.7 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics 30 $15.45 $14.83 $30,850 5.5 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 70 $21.34 $20.95 $43,570 16.5 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 80 $11.91 $11.91 $24,780 6.2 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers (8) $17.92 $20.58 $42,800 4.2 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 90 $18.84 $18.06 $37,560 8.7 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 370 $17.61 $18.63 $38,750 6.1 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 70 $28.29 $27.74 $57,690 3.4 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers (8) $20.63 $21.57 $44,870 10.8 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 110 $8.64 $10.37 $21,580 16.7 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other (8) $11.15 $15.28 $31,790 6.0 %
 
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 2,170 $17.29 $17.74 $36,900 5.8 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 140 $30.84 $32.22 $67,010 6.7 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 50 $9.09 $9.43 $19,620 5.5 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 60 $12.28 $13.30 $27,660 12.4 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers (8) $10.44 $10.03 $20,860 7.3 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 50 $14.37 $15.08 $31,370 5.9 %
51-5011 Bindery Workers 30 $14.32 $15.05 $31,300 5.3 %
51-5021 Job Printers (8) $21.39 $20.90 $43,470 6.0 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 60 $19.36 $17.81 $37,040 4.7 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 110 $8.57 $9.02 $18,770 6.0 %
51-8013 Power Plant Operators 40 $27.01 $24.95 $51,900 17.0 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 60 $20.22 $19.80 $41,180 4.6 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders (8) $9.28 $9.87 $20,530 5.9 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 110 $11.34 $11.41 $23,730 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 3,330 $13.53 $15.02 $31,230 3.5 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 50 $20.53 $20.56 $42,770 3.5 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 60 $22.61 $26.14 $54,360 6.3 %
53-2012 Commercial Pilots 30 (4) (4) $63,730 5.8 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 130 $15.82 $16.99 $35,340 2.5 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 220 $10.86 $12.09 $25,140 10.6 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 890 $16.93 $18.19 $37,840 4.8 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 370 $12.15 $13.17 $27,380 7.0 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs (8) $9.34 $9.85 $20,490 3.3 %
53-6021 Parking Lot Attendants 30 $9.44 $9.28 $19,310 3.5 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants (8) $10.60 $10.63 $22,100 7.8 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 70 $16.70 $18.19 $37,840 10.4 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 190 $8.64 $9.20 $19,130 3.2 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 650 $11.22 $11.85 $24,650 3.4 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 80 $13.91 $14.57 $30,310 3.4 %

About May 2009 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) Estimates not released.




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List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

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Last Modified Date: April 6, 2010