May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Northeast 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 Northeast 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 Excel files (XLS).

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Major Occupational Groups in Northeast 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 102,040 $13.23 $15.90 $33,060 1.3 %
 
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 3,460 $30.45 $35.00 $72,810 3.0 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 180 $43.37 $50.50 $105,040 8.8 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 590 $37.49 $48.89 $101,700 5.9 %
11-1031 Legislators 210 (4) (4) $24,480 8.2 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 40 $22.93 $30.47 $63,370 11.9 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 90 $37.98 $43.87 $91,250 7.5 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 90 $26.31 $31.52 $65,570 10.1 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 90 $27.53 $32.73 $68,070 11.1 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 350 $29.66 $32.66 $67,930 5.7 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 160 $36.64 $38.57 $80,220 4.7 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 100 $35.72 $40.32 $83,850 12.9 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 40 $11.83 $12.44 $25,880 9.7 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 160 (4) (4) $76,630 2.8 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 190 $34.16 $35.63 $74,110 6.8 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 60 $45.77 $45.55 $94,740 4.4 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers (8) $24.56 $26.75 $55,630 7.0 %
11-9061 Funeral Directors 70 $28.84 $32.45 $67,490 15.7 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 80 $15.18 $15.18 $31,570 7.4 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 260 $30.66 $35.23 $73,290 5.4 %
11-9131 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents 120 $26.12 $25.53 $53,090 0.9 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 80 $21.47 $23.03 $47,910 4.4 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 140 $24.16 $26.42 $54,940 5.7 %
 
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 2,430 $22.61 $24.60 $51,170 2.9 %
13-1021 Purchasing Agents and Buyers, Farm Products 40 $17.53 $20.13 $41,870 13.2 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 150 $25.78 $24.20 $50,330 2.8 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators (8) $31.63 $30.77 $64,000 3.5 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 90 $21.74 $21.96 $45,680 3.6 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 150 $21.83 $23.86 $49,620 7.4 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists (8) $21.17 $19.75 $41,090 6.6 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 60 $21.16 $21.12 $43,930 2.7 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 80 $18.59 $19.23 $39,990 4.0 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 90 $21.58 $24.58 $51,120 4.9 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 90 $23.63 $24.84 $51,660 5.5 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 410 $21.21 $21.72 $45,170 4.0 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 510 $23.50 $28.14 $58,520 7.9 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 90 $25.94 $24.32 $50,580 13.0 %
13-2071 Loan Counselors (8) $16.40 $16.85 $35,040 6.2 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 340 $28.85 $29.11 $60,540 8.7 %
 
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 760 $23.81 $26.27 $54,640 3.5 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 240 $22.90 $25.56 $53,170 7.0 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 130 $34.97 $34.39 $71,530 13.8 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 170 $18.54 $20.49 $42,630 4.5 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 40 $28.44 $29.05 $60,420 3.2 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 90 $24.91 $25.71 $53,480 4.8 %
 
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 770 $26.38 $27.61 $57,430 1.7 %
17-1022 Surveyors 40 $24.90 $25.43 $52,900 7.8 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 70 $36.57 $35.28 $73,380 1.8 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers (8) $28.98 $29.80 $61,980 5.2 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 120 $29.35 $29.94 $62,280 1.6 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 70 $31.20 $31.09 $64,670 3.5 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters (8) $20.86 $22.10 $45,960 5.7 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 60 $21.22 $21.69 $45,110 3.0 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 40 $22.73 $23.27 $48,390 2.9 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 30 $26.29 $24.42 $50,780 9.3 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 40 $20.58 $22.74 $47,310 3.9 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 40 $18.41 $20.89 $43,460 11.2 %
 
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 840 $24.38 $25.36 $52,740 2.7 %
19-1013 Soil and Plant Scientists 110 $28.63 $31.09 $64,680 6.0 %
19-1031 Conservation Scientists 50 $21.33 $24.71 $51,400 3.1 %
19-2031 Chemists 50 $31.06 $32.63 $67,880 10.2 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 80 $22.97 $23.37 $48,610 4.0 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 60 $22.91 $26.24 $54,580 10.1 %
19-4011 Agricultural and Food Science Technicians 30 $14.99 $17.74 $36,900 12.1 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 50 $20.28 $19.02 $39,570 6.5 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 50 $23.74 $22.33 $46,450 8.4 %
19-4093 Forest and Conservation Technicians 60 $20.15 $19.98 $41,560 1.2 %
 
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 1,670 $16.56 $16.79 $34,920 2.9 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 50 $18.86 $20.13 $41,860 4.7 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 160 $19.88 $20.74 $43,130 4.5 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 50 $15.51 $16.70 $34,740 6.7 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 150 $14.19 $15.35 $31,920 8.5 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 250 $19.91 $19.34 $40,230 2.5 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 110 $19.39 $18.96 $39,440 5.6 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 110 $16.01 $16.72 $34,770 6.0 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 480 $15.13 $14.71 $30,590 5.9 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other 200 $12.20 $12.74 $26,490 6.4 %
 
Legal Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
23-0000 Legal Occupations 320 $23.36 $30.71 $63,880 20.4 %
23-1011 Lawyers 140 (8) (8) (8) (8)
23-2099 Legal Support Workers, All Other 60 $21.66 $22.92 $47,670 1.6 %
 
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 7,420 $17.28 $17.54 $36,480 3.1 %
25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary 90 (4) (4) $51,600 4.0 %
25-1021 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary (8) (4) (4) $46,100 8.1 %
25-1042 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary (8) (4) (4) $46,940 6.1 %
25-1121 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary 60 (4) (4) $53,490 2.5 %
25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 30 (4) (4) $51,660 5.5 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 90 $20.06 $21.54 $44,800 4.8 %
25-1199 Postsecondary Teachers, All Other 240 (4) (4) $53,460 8.1 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 190 $9.21 $11.77 $24,470 12.8 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 90 (4) (4) $37,240 5.4 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,530 (4) (4) $39,290 3.4 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 460 (4) (4) $35,390 3.6 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,110 (4) (4) $40,300 4.4 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 180 (4) (4) $37,800 4.6 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 120 (4) (4) $37,150 4.9 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 50 (4) (4) $34,970 7.1 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School (8) (4) (4) $42,170 5.5 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other (8) (4) (4) $35,880 8.9 %
25-4021 Librarians 100 $20.80 $20.27 $42,170 5.2 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 310 $9.52 $10.18 $21,180 4.1 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 120 $23.73 $24.32 $50,580 5.0 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 1,110 (4) (4) $20,230 2.2 %
 
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 1,150 $10.71 $12.69 $26,390 3.8 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 100 $13.02 $13.56 $28,200 8.8 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 50 $9.67 $10.64 $22,140 7.9 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 490 (4) (4) $23,030 7.3 %
27-3011 Radio and Television Announcers 60 $9.80 $12.81 $26,650 13.0 %
27-3022 Reporters and Correspondents 50 $10.77 $11.09 $23,070 3.8 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 60 $17.44 $18.92 $39,350 8.7 %
27-3041 Editors 70 $14.95 $17.70 $36,810 12.6 %
27-4021 Photographers 60 $11.21 $12.21 $25,410 13.9 %
 
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 5,320 $21.76 $26.77 $55,680 4.3 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 50 $26.71 $24.44 $50,840 8.9 %
29-1041 Optometrists 30 $37.45 $44.63 $92,820 17.3 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 180 $45.03 $40.64 $84,530 6.5 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 160 $77.30 $84.05 $174,820 9.8 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other (8) (5) $86.02 $178,920 15.1 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 50 $41.07 $40.27 $83,760 3.5 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 2,000 $23.60 $24.32 $50,570 3.8 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 100 $33.21 $36.39 $75,700 4.7 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 40 $21.01 $20.77 $43,210 4.4 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 100 $25.27 $25.12 $52,250 5.9 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 40 $33.66 $30.67 $63,800 11.9 %
29-1199 Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other 40 (8) (8) (8) (8)
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 100 $23.25 $23.75 $49,400 2.5 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 80 $17.91 $18.10 $37,640 3.2 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 210 $32.38 $32.24 $67,060 2.8 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 30 $28.40 $28.59 $59,460 2.2 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 160 $23.04 $23.07 $47,990 2.1 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 320 $11.44 $12.01 $24,990 6.9 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 260 $12.83 $12.87 $26,780 5.0 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 40 $17.20 $17.21 $35,790 2.6 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 750 $17.24 $17.37 $36,120 1.8 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 140 $14.35 $15.00 $31,190 3.9 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 40 $14.45 $14.49 $30,150 4.2 %
29-2099 Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other 40 $13.44 $13.74 $28,580 3.4 %
29-9099 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Workers, All Other 40 $16.65 $18.63 $38,760 3.3 %
 
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 4,580 $11.31 $11.99 $24,930 2.4 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 810 $10.96 $11.12 $23,120 2.6 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 2,520 $10.83 $10.84 $22,550 1.8 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 70 $18.27 $17.80 $37,030 5.2 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 220 $14.24 $14.20 $29,530 6.6 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 300 $12.85 $12.79 $26,600 2.7 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 210 (8) (8) (8) (8)
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides 40 $10.75 $11.31 $23,520 2.1 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers (8) $8.18 $9.54 $19,840 5.2 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 100 $11.87 $12.39 $25,780 3.5 %
 
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 1,170 $15.45 $16.12 $33,530 4.0 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 80 $15.83 $16.68 $34,680 7.4 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 110 $14.11 $15.04 $31,280 3.7 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 440 $19.28 $19.10 $39,720 1.9 %
33-9032 Security Guards 180 $9.93 $11.09 $23,080 4.9 %
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers (8) $7.89 $8.10 $16,850 5.7 %
 
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 9,260 $8.05 $8.84 $18,390 1.6 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 500 $11.55 $12.66 $26,330 3.3 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 1,020 $7.62 $7.94 $16,520 4.1 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 990 $9.66 $9.98 $20,750 1.8 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 220 $8.56 $9.00 $18,710 3.6 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order (8) $8.73 $8.96 $18,640 5.6 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 460 $9.40 $9.78 $20,330 2.5 %
35-3011 Bartenders 700 $7.95 $8.22 $17,090 3.2 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2,380 $7.76 $8.39 $17,450 2.6 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 460 $8.14 $8.26 $17,190 3.5 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,500 $7.76 $8.15 $16,950 4.1 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 110 $8.52 $8.95 $18,620 2.8 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 180 $8.58 $9.03 $18,780 3.4 %
35-9021 Dishwashers (8) $8.03 $8.58 $17,840 3.1 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 200 $9.51 $9.30 $19,330 7.6 %
35-9099 Food Preparation and Serving Related Workers, All Other 30 $9.10 $9.67 $20,110 3.3 %
 
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 3,490 $10.39 $11.22 $23,340 1.9 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 120 $14.61 $15.84 $32,950 3.8 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 50 $15.92 $17.06 $35,470 6.4 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,720 $10.84 $11.40 $23,700 1.9 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 920 $9.19 $9.45 $19,660 3.0 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 460 $10.12 $11.02 $22,920 3.2 %
37-3012 Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation (8) $13.48 $12.09 $25,140 6.0 %
 
Personal Care and Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations 2,350 $8.67 $9.74 $20,250 2.1 %
39-1011 Gaming Supervisors 40 $18.19 $19.19 $39,920 5.5 %
39-1012 Slot Key Persons 40 $13.60 $14.29 $29,730 7.3 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 50 $14.66 $17.00 $35,360 10.4 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 100 $8.68 $8.99 $18,710 5.2 %
39-3011 Gaming Dealers 150 $7.72 $8.51 $17,710 9.3 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants (8) $7.95 $9.42 $19,580 9.3 %
39-4021 Funeral Attendants 80 $7.61 $8.50 $17,670 11.6 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 220 $9.62 $10.51 $21,870 7.2 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 660 $8.08 $8.45 $17,570 3.8 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 310 $9.21 $9.65 $20,080 2.4 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 90 $9.69 $10.48 $21,800 5.9 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 410 $8.90 $10.27 $21,350 4.8 %
 
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 10,200 $9.80 $14.43 $30,020 4.1 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 720 $15.27 $18.61 $38,700 10.2 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 120 $26.63 $34.11 $70,950 14.8 %
41-2011 Cashiers 3,370 $7.70 $8.23 $17,110 1.8 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 150 $8.13 $9.83 $20,440 8.7 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 330 $13.28 $13.78 $28,660 5.0 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 2,560 $9.03 $11.51 $23,940 4.3 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 110 $15.05 $17.44 $36,280 7.9 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 430 $15.68 $23.00 $47,840 17.3 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 130 $21.98 $25.65 $53,350 8.9 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other (8) $13.81 $17.91 $37,250 11.5 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 130 $25.51 $24.51 $50,980 9.9 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 1,410 $19.21 $24.88 $51,740 7.3 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 320 $12.38 $12.47 $25,940 13.1 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other (8) $32.58 $29.30 $60,940 9.3 %
 
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 14,840 $12.33 $13.32 $27,710 1.2 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 500 $21.03 $21.86 $45,470 2.4 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 110 $10.98 $11.22 $23,340 1.8 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 110 $13.16 $13.25 $27,550 3.0 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 250 $13.34 $14.02 $29,160 2.9 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,790 $12.95 $13.51 $28,110 2.3 %
43-3041 Gaming Cage Workers 50 $10.27 $10.37 $21,580 4.4 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 100 $14.70 $15.40 $32,040 2.9 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 40 $13.45 $13.19 $27,440 2.2 %
43-3071 Tellers 830 $11.29 $11.61 $24,150 3.9 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 190 $13.55 $15.03 $31,270 5.1 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks (8) $13.24 $14.14 $29,400 3.4 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 930 $13.43 $13.74 $28,570 6.1 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 70 $24.56 $23.06 $47,970 1.9 %
43-4071 File Clerks 140 $8.38 $8.81 $18,320 2.7 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 190 $8.40 $8.64 $17,960 3.0 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 180 $11.56 $11.52 $23,970 9.6 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 130 $8.87 $9.66 $20,100 3.8 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 60 $12.40 $13.11 $27,270 7.6 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 50 $13.60 $13.70 $28,490 5.8 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 150 $12.69 $14.01 $29,130 3.8 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 80 $16.53 $17.13 $35,640 2.5 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 530 $10.99 $11.23 $23,350 2.1 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 110 $14.06 $14.27 $29,680 2.9 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 40 $17.29 $19.20 $39,940 8.0 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities (8) $11.43 $13.74 $28,580 9.1 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 80 $25.26 $24.89 $51,780 1.3 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 390 $23.28 $22.53 $46,850 0.9 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 80 $16.58 $16.10 $33,480 1.4 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks (8) $17.65 $18.67 $38,830 6.1 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 410 $13.63 $13.80 $28,700 2.4 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,370 $9.36 $10.24 $21,290 3.2 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 70 $11.89 $12.35 $25,700 3.6 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 660 $15.80 $16.16 $33,620 2.3 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 120 $13.83 $13.48 $28,030 13.4 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 360 $11.58 $11.80 $24,540 5.7 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,600 $11.59 $12.01 $24,970 2.2 %
43-9011 Computer Operators (8) $14.70 $15.61 $32,470 3.8 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 120 $12.20 $11.85 $24,650 4.5 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 140 $12.15 $13.39 $27,850 7.4 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 70 $9.35 $9.88 $20,550 5.4 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 2,140 $11.91 $12.21 $25,390 1.7 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer (8) $9.17 $11.24 $23,390 10.1 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 40 $12.25 $12.81 $26,650 4.4 %
 
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 730 $13.04 $14.85 $30,890 4.4 %
45-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers 50 $27.11 $27.19 $56,560 10.0 %
45-2011 Agricultural Inspectors (8) $21.65 $21.91 $45,570 2.8 %
45-2021 Animal Breeders 50 $13.19 $15.29 $31,800 11.0 %
45-2091 Agricultural Equipment Operators 180 $12.14 $14.01 $29,150 10.0 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 80 $8.78 $9.76 $20,310 8.0 %
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals 90 $11.62 $11.14 $23,170 6.4 %
45-2099 Agricultural Workers, All Other (8) $11.12 $11.41 $23,720 13.0 %
 
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 5,490 $16.27 $17.28 $35,950 2.7 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 360 $25.61 $25.62 $53,300 4.5 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 150 $24.85 $23.66 $49,220 5.1 %
47-2031 Carpenters 700 $13.37 $14.44 $30,030 6.9 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 450 $13.41 $13.71 $28,520 7.0 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 800 $11.71 $12.87 $26,780 4.1 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 890 $21.42 $20.76 $43,180 5.5 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers (8) $18.08 $19.24 $40,010 8.1 %
47-2111 Electricians 460 $18.94 $20.53 $42,700 11.5 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 40 $16.09 $15.71 $32,680 4.8 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (8) $16.54 $16.35 $34,010 5.7 %
47-2181 Roofers 160 $13.54 $13.68 $28,450 7.2 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers (8) $12.18 $12.38 $25,740 11.2 %
47-3011 Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters 130 $19.52 $18.67 $38,840 5.9 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 30 $19.60 $17.68 $36,780 22.2 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 590 $18.02 $17.81 $37,040 1.7 %
 
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 4,810 $15.86 $16.47 $34,270 2.0 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 270 $23.17 $24.69 $51,360 3.1 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers (8) $16.62 $15.33 $31,880 10.8 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 120 $21.30 $21.94 $45,630 5.3 %
49-2092 Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers (8) $9.45 $11.40 $23,700 21.1 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 30 $17.34 $17.92 $37,280 11.6 %
49-2097 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers 80 $15.04 $15.02 $31,240 8.5 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 180 $12.43 $12.24 $25,460 9.7 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 670 $14.06 $14.37 $29,880 5.1 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 220 $15.22 $15.97 $33,210 3.5 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics (8) $14.69 $15.00 $31,200 6.0 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 100 $22.11 $21.87 $45,500 4.1 %
49-3052 Motorcycle Mechanics 30 $12.89 $14.55 $30,260 13.4 %
49-3053 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics 30 $9.62 $10.80 $22,470 11.2 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 200 $11.49 $11.46 $23,840 8.2 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 300 $17.36 $17.46 $36,310 3.6 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 320 (8) (8) (8) (8)
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 1,060 $14.65 $15.24 $31,700 4.8 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 80 $18.50 $17.84 $37,100 3.8 %
49-9044 Millwrights 70 $21.24 $19.94 $41,480 9.0 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 200 $25.13 $24.34 $50,620 3.8 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers (8) $17.66 $18.08 $37,600 7.1 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers 70 $13.94 $13.48 $28,030 12.4 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 50 $11.15 $11.33 $23,560 5.4 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 50 $16.55 $15.79 $32,840 13.9 %
 
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 13,160 $14.16 $14.78 $30,740 2.1 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 740 $21.68 $22.45 $46,690 2.0 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 70 $11.96 $11.84 $24,620 9.6 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 210 $13.58 $13.92 $28,960 7.3 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 2,200 $12.39 $14.00 $29,120 8.3 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 270 $13.85 $13.68 $28,460 2.4 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 260 $10.71 $10.81 $22,480 4.4 %
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers (8) $10.77 $10.61 $22,070 3.4 %
51-3023 Slaughterers and Meat Packers (8) $10.55 $11.05 $22,980 4.6 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers 160 $11.38 $11.88 $24,710 4.1 %
51-3093 Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders (8) $11.88 $12.06 $25,080 2.5 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 210 $14.49 $14.75 $30,670 3.2 %
51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (8) $11.11 $11.33 $23,560 9.0 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 610 $16.37 $15.83 $32,920 6.0 %
51-4032 Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 80 $16.45 $16.25 $33,800 4.0 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 110 $13.49 $13.80 $28,700 4.9 %
51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 30 $16.18 $15.73 $32,730 4.7 %
51-4041 Machinists 390 $15.88 $15.88 $33,040 2.9 %
51-4062 Patternmakers, Metal and Plastic (8) $14.46 $16.13 $33,550 13.2 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 190 $12.64 $12.96 $26,950 5.6 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 270 $15.20 $15.41 $32,060 9.6 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 160 $18.31 $18.71 $38,910 4.6 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 1,180 $15.38 $15.84 $32,940 3.3 %
51-4191 Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 60 $15.66 $15.64 $32,530 3.9 %
51-4193 Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 30 $14.86 $15.10 $31,410 8.2 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 290 $13.43 $13.29 $27,650 5.7 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 180 $11.04 $11.23 $23,350 3.2 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 60 $8.89 $9.82 $20,420 7.7 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 100 $14.05 $13.91 $28,940 3.5 %
51-8013 Power Plant Operators 30 $27.12 $27.69 $57,590 3.4 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 190 $17.71 $17.45 $36,300 4.9 %
51-8099 Plant and System Operators, All Other (8) $17.98 $18.36 $38,190 6.6 %
51-9011 Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders 90 $23.19 $23.05 $47,950 4.0 %
51-9012 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 310 $9.67 $10.83 $22,530 9.4 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 120 $13.79 $14.11 $29,340 4.4 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 110 $15.58 $15.60 $32,440 4.5 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 40 $15.25 $14.15 $29,430 7.7 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) $13.17 $13.36 $27,780 7.2 %
51-9051 Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders 80 $13.57 $13.62 $28,340 14.4 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 450 $14.32 $14.24 $29,620 3.5 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 170 $11.58 $11.87 $24,680 2.9 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 180 $13.66 $14.30 $29,730 3.5 %
51-9192 Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders 60 $10.21 $10.25 $21,310 3.4 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 450 $11.42 $12.03 $25,020 5.4 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 640 $14.88 $15.89 $33,050 10.0 %
 
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 7,830 $13.53 $14.50 $30,150 2.1 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 130 $22.25 $21.18 $44,050 8.0 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 180 $21.43 $23.20 $48,260 5.3 %
53-2012 Commercial Pilots (8) (4) (4) $64,270 9.2 %
53-3011 Ambulance Drivers and Attendants, Except Emergency Medical Technicians 40 $9.98 $9.96 $20,720 6.3 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 390 $14.15 $14.65 $30,480 8.3 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 160 $16.78 $16.39 $34,100 4.7 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 2,570 $14.90 $16.27 $33,850 3.4 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 580 $10.97 $12.81 $26,650 8.0 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 250 $9.11 $9.54 $19,840 5.1 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders (8) $11.84 $12.30 $25,580 4.3 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 40 $17.90 $19.73 $41,050 4.3 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 230 $15.72 $16.44 $34,190 3.8 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 600 $14.28 $14.58 $30,320 2.7 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 210 $8.89 $9.27 $19,290 3.8 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 1,440 $11.49 $12.46 $25,920 4.0 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 300 $8.85 $10.17 $21,160 7.1 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 130 $13.93 $13.91 $28,930 3.1 %
53-7121 Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders 50 $14.50 $16.87 $35,100 26.1 %

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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Last Modified Date: April 6, 2010