May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Western Montana 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 Western Montana 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 Western Montana 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 68,900 $13.22 $16.08 $33,460 1.5 %
 
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 2,150 $27.47 $31.42 $65,360 3.6 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 180 $30.42 $34.42 $71,600 10.4 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 740 $28.35 $35.96 $74,800 5.2 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 60 $40.24 $42.71 $88,840 7.4 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 40 $28.01 $29.50 $61,360 9.2 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 70 $29.29 $35.37 $73,580 12.0 %
11-9021 Construction Managers (8) $23.15 $26.81 $55,760 10.6 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 200 (4) (4) $64,710 4.9 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 50 $22.92 $24.11 $50,150 4.6 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 110 $30.82 $31.86 $66,260 2.7 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 30 (8) (8) (8) (8)
11-9131 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents 40 $26.13 $27.29 $56,760 1.4 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 190 $12.53 $13.26 $27,580 8.3 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 60 $22.53 $22.93 $47,690 3.5 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 60 $30.45 $32.75 $68,110 5.1 %
 
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 1,940 $22.24 $25.44 $52,910 3.8 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 80 $15.46 $17.25 $35,870 11.3 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 70 $22.33 $23.22 $48,290 3.8 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators (8) $26.09 $28.49 $59,260 4.8 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 100 $22.06 $24.48 $50,910 5.9 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 100 $16.80 $20.07 $41,740 20.8 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 60 $17.90 $19.11 $39,760 10.7 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 70 $40.68 $39.91 $83,020 8.0 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 260 $22.74 $24.72 $51,420 3.4 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 390 $25.60 $29.85 $62,080 8.8 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 60 $28.32 $36.97 $76,890 23.2 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 210 $25.36 $26.28 $54,670 11.0 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers (8) $9.09 $9.51 $19,790 9.1 %
 
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 500 $20.73 $24.70 $51,380 9.3 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers (8) $14.80 $16.29 $33,880 11.3 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 30 (8) (8) (8) (8)
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 170 $17.33 $17.65 $36,710 6.7 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 60 (8) (8) (8) (8)
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 80 $23.44 $25.25 $52,530 5.2 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 40 $29.67 $28.22 $58,690 12.1 %
15-1099 Computer Specialists, All Other 30 $30.92 $28.97 $60,270 6.8 %
 
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 900 $22.96 $25.01 $52,010 3.2 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 40 $22.39 $24.51 $50,980 5.6 %
17-1022 Surveyors 110 $23.46 $25.36 $52,760 11.1 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 160 $26.90 $28.96 $60,240 4.3 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 70 $29.81 $29.94 $62,280 14.5 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 80 $19.73 $22.61 $47,030 12.5 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 50 $19.43 $19.54 $40,650 2.8 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 110 $18.34 $20.44 $42,510 8.6 %
 
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 1,770 $18.80 $21.52 $44,770 3.2 %
19-1023 Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists 80 $25.41 $25.69 $53,440 6.3 %
19-1029 Biological Scientists, All Other 110 $29.83 $28.66 $59,620 1.3 %
19-1031 Conservation Scientists 40 $29.15 $28.81 $59,920 3.2 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 50 (8) (8) (8) (8)
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 70 $23.06 $23.45 $48,780 5.5 %
19-3051 Urban and Regional Planners (8) $22.01 $22.73 $47,270 2.3 %
19-4021 Biological Technicians 120 $14.80 $16.64 $34,610 1.6 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 40 $16.34 $16.60 $34,530 7.2 %
19-4093 Forest and Conservation Technicians 800 $14.79 $15.95 $33,170 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 1,330 $15.92 $16.41 $34,140 4.5 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors (8) $15.75 $15.92 $33,110 3.7 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 70 $19.51 $21.20 $44,100 6.0 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 40 $15.38 $16.61 $34,550 7.5 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors (8) $13.88 $15.40 $32,030 3.0 %
21-1019 Counselors, All Other (8) $16.13 $17.74 $36,890 4.4 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 160 $18.02 $18.73 $38,960 5.4 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 70 $19.03 $18.41 $38,290 9.0 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 50 $16.55 $17.97 $37,380 3.7 %
21-1091 Health Educators (8) $9.08 $10.59 $22,020 9.1 %
21-1092 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 50 $19.36 $19.82 $41,220 2.5 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 100 $14.76 $14.31 $29,760 2.4 %
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other 40 $14.01 $14.89 $30,980 4.0 %
21-2011 Clergy 160 $16.82 $16.97 $35,300 6.3 %
21-2021 Directors, Religious Activities and Education (8) $9.27 $12.71 $26,430 25.2 %
 
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 530 $22.48 $29.22 $60,770 13.5 %
23-1011 Lawyers 260 $29.95 $41.38 $86,060 17.4 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 190 $15.73 $16.55 $34,430 5.9 %
 
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 4,780 $14.43 $16.10 $33,500 4.0 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 120 $11.61 $12.05 $25,060 4.4 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 180 (4) (4) $35,020 3.8 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 1,200 (4) (4) $39,480 2.5 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 390 (4) (4) $38,270 6.6 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 510 (4) (4) $40,370 3.7 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 60 (4) (4) $40,180 2.8 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 100 (4) (4) $41,010 6.9 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 90 (4) (4) $33,210 6.9 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 70 (4) (4) $35,550 4.0 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 80 $23.62 $21.81 $45,370 10.0 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 220 (4) (4) $25,360 7.6 %
25-4021 Librarians 80 $24.10 $23.33 $48,520 3.5 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 100 $9.72 $11.03 $22,930 6.1 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 40 $19.96 $20.30 $42,220 3.5 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 1,140 (4) (4) $19,720 6.4 %
 
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 620 $14.79 $18.18 $37,820 5.7 %
27-1012 Craft Artists 40 $12.88 $15.79 $32,850 18.3 %
27-1023 Floral Designers (8) $7.66 $8.51 $17,700 12.8 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 90 $21.96 $21.84 $45,430 5.5 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 30 $13.20 $13.38 $27,830 9.4 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 80 (4) (4) $27,300 18.0 %
27-3022 Reporters and Correspondents 30 $13.68 $15.39 $32,010 6.6 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 70 (8) (8) (8) (8)
27-3041 Editors 40 $19.55 $26.70 $55,540 12.1 %
 
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 3,680 $25.07 $29.00 $60,310 3.7 %
29-1011 Chiropractors 40 $9.36 $12.56 $26,130 20.7 %
29-1021 Dentists, General 50 $63.89 $58.58 $121,840 16.8 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 200 $45.43 $44.49 $92,540 3.9 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 90 $61.99 $69.36 $144,270 15.8 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 120 $72.64 $77.44 $161,080 17.1 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 70 $37.81 $37.31 $77,600 4.6 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 1,110 $27.17 $26.99 $56,140 2.5 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists (8) $30.17 $30.12 $62,640 4.1 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 160 $28.89 $31.77 $66,080 10.3 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 70 $22.01 $22.02 $45,800 3.5 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 40 $25.62 $24.94 $51,880 3.4 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 50 $27.77 $28.40 $59,060 8.3 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 70 $26.48 $27.96 $58,150 3.2 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 110 $35.45 $35.03 $72,860 3.4 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 40 $34.87 $39.38 $81,910 12.3 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 100 $22.74 $22.74 $47,310 2.0 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 190 $10.47 $11.10 $23,100 3.2 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 160 $14.49 $14.93 $31,060 3.6 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 30 $17.20 $18.71 $38,910 4.5 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 70 $12.66 $12.55 $26,100 7.7 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 380 $17.29 $17.27 $35,930 1.9 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 150 $13.70 $14.14 $29,420 2.4 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing (8) $14.29 $14.34 $29,830 5.7 %
 
Healthcare Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations 1,860 $11.50 $11.90 $24,750 2.6 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 370 $9.13 $9.47 $19,700 4.4 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 770 $11.05 $11.04 $22,960 2.6 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides (8) $11.73 $12.27 $25,520 3.6 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 180 $14.21 $15.23 $31,680 7.1 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 260 $13.77 $13.76 $28,630 4.1 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 50 $14.61 $14.33 $29,810 3.4 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 50 $10.17 $9.74 $20,270 7.1 %
 
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 1,070 $16.67 $18.03 $37,510 3.7 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 40 $29.53 $30.82 $64,100 2.4 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters (8) $20.37 $20.04 $41,680 10.4 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 90 $14.42 $14.66 $30,500 2.6 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 70 $30.73 $28.86 $60,040 3.1 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 290 $20.28 $19.90 $41,400 1.8 %
33-9032 Security Guards 270 $12.20 $13.38 $27,830 7.5 %
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers (8) $10.87 $11.45 $23,820 3.4 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 80 $14.79 $16.26 $33,820 4.6 %
 
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 7,350 $8.21 $9.14 $19,010 1.9 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 320 $13.81 $14.16 $29,460 4.1 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 310 $7.96 $8.39 $17,460 5.3 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 490 $9.92 $10.70 $22,250 3.6 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 650 $10.41 $10.86 $22,580 7.2 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order (8) $10.75 $11.54 $24,010 6.7 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 330 $8.83 $9.32 $19,380 2.8 %
35-3011 Bartenders 890 $8.08 $8.62 $17,930 3.7 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1,760 $7.89 $8.61 $17,910 4.7 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 130 $8.47 $8.78 $18,260 6.3 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 1,660 $7.65 $7.79 $16,200 3.6 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 130 $8.95 $9.26 $19,270 2.7 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers (8) $8.78 $9.02 $18,770 8.8 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 150 $7.85 $8.14 $16,940 3.5 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop (8) $8.06 $8.04 $16,730 6.7 %
 
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 2,980 $10.24 $11.38 $23,680 3.1 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 100 $12.48 $14.13 $29,400 6.2 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers (8) $19.04 $19.35 $40,260 6.2 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,110 $10.68 $11.56 $24,040 4.9 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 860 $8.66 $8.92 $18,550 2.5 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 790 $11.40 $12.10 $25,170 3.7 %
 
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 2,450 $9.05 $10.08 $20,970 2.5 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 70 $15.98 $17.07 $35,510 7.2 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 80 $9.64 $10.01 $20,820 5.0 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants (8) $7.45 $8.25 $17,170 5.7 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 110 $10.69 $10.67 $22,190 3.3 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 300 $8.67 $9.30 $19,340 4.5 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 370 $9.07 $9.44 $19,640 4.6 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 200 $13.50 $14.10 $29,340 4.8 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 300 $9.20 $10.36 $21,550 2.8 %
39-9041 Residential Advisors 40 $8.66 $10.20 $21,220 10.8 %
 
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 8,230 $10.15 $13.10 $27,260 3.7 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 580 $13.88 $16.69 $34,720 6.9 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 70 $22.28 $25.89 $53,840 5.8 %
41-2011 Cashiers 2,100 $8.58 $9.05 $18,820 2.5 %
41-2012 Gaming Change Persons and Booth Cashiers (8) $7.55 $8.45 $17,580 6.6 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 240 $8.85 $10.15 $21,100 5.7 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 180 $12.94 $12.94 $26,910 9.3 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 2,780 $9.48 $11.40 $23,720 4.0 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 120 $13.45 $16.20 $33,700 9.5 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 210 $18.98 $24.35 $50,660 29.1 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents (8) $14.49 $20.86 $43,390 23.1 %
41-3041 Travel Agents (8) $15.87 $19.71 $40,990 23.0 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other (8) $31.14 $29.06 $60,450 8.5 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 120 $23.08 $27.68 $57,570 14.2 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 470 $18.00 $20.98 $43,640 7.2 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 140 $24.94 $27.31 $56,810 22.8 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other (8) $9.33 $11.29 $23,470 12.8 %
 
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 11,130 $12.73 $13.90 $28,910 1.3 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 480 $18.63 $22.50 $46,790 6.7 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 50 $12.15 $12.39 $25,780 2.9 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 150 $13.74 $17.92 $37,280 15.1 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 280 $13.48 $13.69 $28,480 2.1 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 2,090 $13.84 $14.74 $30,660 2.8 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 90 $15.87 $15.91 $33,090 3.3 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks (8) $15.87 $16.63 $34,590 2.2 %
43-3071 Tellers 460 $10.90 $10.87 $22,610 5.6 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 80 $12.70 $13.73 $28,560 3.3 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 530 $14.36 $15.07 $31,340 2.6 %
43-4071 File Clerks 30 $10.85 $10.94 $22,750 2.8 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 340 $9.36 $10.32 $21,480 7.2 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 130 $11.61 $12.30 $25,590 3.2 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 100 $14.08 $15.15 $31,510 6.9 %
43-4151 Order Clerks (8) $12.55 $12.62 $26,250 11.5 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 90 $14.80 $15.78 $32,820 4.4 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 600 $10.58 $10.77 $22,400 3.1 %
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks (8) $10.20 $10.71 $22,270 5.2 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other (8) $15.42 $15.90 $33,070 1.6 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 30 $11.53 $12.30 $25,580 7.3 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 100 $14.19 $14.65 $30,470 2.8 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 70 $16.11 $18.75 $39,000 6.3 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 70 $25.26 $24.68 $51,330 2.2 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 160 $22.77 $22.17 $46,110 1.9 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 70 $21.42 $19.55 $40,660 2.4 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 30 $18.65 $19.82 $41,220 8.5 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 230 $11.70 $12.26 $25,490 2.8 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 650 $9.88 $10.38 $21,590 4.6 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 410 $16.23 $17.17 $35,710 2.7 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries (8) $15.21 $15.12 $31,460 2.8 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 380 $12.92 $13.35 $27,760 4.3 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,720 $11.71 $12.31 $25,610 2.7 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 60 $10.78 $11.57 $24,070 6.9 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 740 $11.16 $11.75 $24,430 2.5 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer (8) $10.86 $10.93 $22,720 4.6 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other (8) $22.79 $20.44 $42,520 13.3 %
 
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 650 $15.90 $16.24 $33,770 6.9 %
45-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers (8) $11.97 $14.58 $30,330 5.5 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 60 $11.46 $11.68 $24,290 2.3 %
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals 50 $14.56 $14.43 $30,010 15.2 %
45-2099 Agricultural Workers, All Other 40 $17.86 $17.51 $36,410 3.5 %
45-4011 Forest and Conservation Workers 40 $13.81 $15.22 $31,650 4.9 %
45-4021 Fallers (8) $11.58 $12.18 $25,330 3.3 %
45-4022 Logging Equipment Operators 200 $18.39 $20.14 $41,900 6.9 %
45-4023 Log Graders and Scalers 60 $18.04 $17.58 $36,570 9.4 %
45-4029 Logging Workers, All Other (8) $12.11 $13.75 $28,590 15.3 %
 
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 4,550 $16.18 $17.36 $36,110 2.4 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 250 $21.19 $25.43 $52,890 10.9 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 80 $25.29 $23.94 $49,790 8.3 %
47-2031 Carpenters 1,180 $15.36 $15.90 $33,060 3.9 %
47-2044 Tile and Marble Setters (8) $12.73 $14.93 $31,050 11.4 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 150 $15.40 $15.92 $33,110 4.7 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 330 $16.65 $18.53 $38,550 3.9 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 40 $16.85 $16.66 $34,640 7.6 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 520 $18.21 $18.48 $38,440 4.1 %
47-2111 Electricians 480 $19.49 $20.08 $41,760 5.0 %
47-2131 Insulation Workers, Floor, Ceiling, and Wall 80 $12.97 $13.74 $28,580 6.4 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 190 $14.66 $15.29 $31,800 4.6 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (8) $27.26 $24.95 $51,890 5.7 %
47-2181 Roofers 60 $14.95 $16.12 $33,540 8.7 %
47-3011 Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters 50 $16.62 $16.53 $34,380 4.2 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters 30 $16.47 $16.17 $33,640 4.5 %
47-3019 Helpers, Construction Trades, All Other 80 $10.35 $10.05 $20,900 3.1 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 40 $19.03 $18.86 $39,240 4.6 %
47-4031 Fence Erectors (8) $12.94 $13.12 $27,290 4.6 %
47-4071 Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners (8) $12.59 $12.57 $26,140 3.2 %
47-5051 Rock Splitters, Quarry 90 $12.63 $13.15 $27,350 7.2 %
 
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 3,060 $18.33 $19.42 $40,380 2.5 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 210 $27.17 $26.93 $56,010 2.7 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers (8) $16.75 $16.87 $35,080 3.8 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 110 $24.61 $23.50 $48,870 6.7 %
49-2098 Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers (8) $20.86 $20.74 $43,140 4.7 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 30 $20.82 $21.50 $44,720 9.5 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 70 $16.79 $15.38 $31,990 8.4 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 340 $18.35 $19.69 $40,960 6.7 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 160 $17.74 $17.37 $36,130 4.4 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 80 $21.27 $20.81 $43,290 4.2 %
49-3053 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics (8) $14.12 $13.95 $29,020 5.3 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 210 $12.01 $12.42 $25,820 5.9 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers (8) $19.50 $19.74 $41,050 4.3 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 50 $32.38 $29.09 $60,510 5.6 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 850 $16.52 $16.34 $33,990 2.6 %
49-9044 Millwrights 120 $20.54 $20.37 $42,360 2.9 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 190 $34.04 $32.60 $67,800 2.9 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 110 $20.19 $21.06 $43,800 9.8 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 70 $11.57 $12.01 $24,980 5.2 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 30 $14.70 $15.91 $33,100 5.7 %
 
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 3,600 $14.20 $14.78 $30,750 1.9 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 210 $20.63 $22.19 $46,150 3.7 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters (8) $17.72 $17.61 $36,640 5.6 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 190 $13.57 $13.82 $28,750 3.5 %
51-3011 Bakers 60 $12.57 $13.34 $27,760 9.4 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 190 $12.38 $12.68 $26,380 5.1 %
51-3023 Slaughterers and Meat Packers 50 $10.84 $11.49 $23,890 12.0 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers 50 $9.33 $9.71 $20,190 6.4 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 140 $11.03 $11.53 $23,980 4.6 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (8) $14.93 $14.69 $30,550 8.5 %
51-4041 Machinists 190 $17.99 $17.76 $36,930 3.0 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 30 $10.97 $12.01 $24,980 11.3 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 140 $13.45 $14.95 $31,090 7.8 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers (8) $10.35 $11.25 $23,400 14.7 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 90 $11.94 $13.24 $27,540 6.9 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 90 $8.66 $8.99 $18,690 3.4 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 190 $16.58 $16.70 $34,730 4.8 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood (8) $15.97 $15.98 $33,240 6.5 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 310 $15.73 $15.48 $32,190 3.0 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 60 $17.52 $17.01 $35,390 10.3 %
51-9012 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) $17.46 $17.10 $35,570 5.0 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) $20.51 $20.68 $43,020 3.5 %
51-9051 Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders 50 (8) (8) (8) (8)
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 80 $11.49 $12.88 $26,780 4.6 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 90 $10.24 $11.33 $23,570 8.5 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 170 $12.39 $12.47 $25,950 3.2 %
 
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 3,790 $13.52 $14.69 $30,560 2.8 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 40 $15.25 $17.63 $36,670 6.6 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 110 $17.36 $19.33 $40,210 5.5 %
53-2012 Commercial Pilots 90 (4) (4) $68,760 2.9 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity (8) $9.88 $10.69 $22,230 9.5 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 360 $13.71 $13.73 $28,570 4.2 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 100 $12.01 $12.18 $25,340 6.0 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 960 $16.04 $17.30 $35,970 5.1 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 380 $9.72 $12.09 $25,140 9.9 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 60 $9.80 $10.93 $22,740 8.3 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 70 $9.38 $10.54 $21,930 4.8 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 70 $18.51 $18.37 $38,200 4.1 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 240 $15.69 $16.35 $34,000 4.9 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 160 $10.06 $10.67 $22,190 3.7 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 510 $11.31 $12.06 $25,080 4.0 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 210 $9.58 $10.15 $21,120 5.3 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors (8) $12.51 $13.08 $27,200 5.8 %

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.

(8) Estimates not released.




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Last Modified Date: April 6, 2010