May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Owensboro, KY



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 Owensboro, KY, a metropolitan statistical area in Kentucky.

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 Owensboro, KY (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 47,480 $13.87 $16.77 $34,890 1.9 %
 
Management Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
11-0000 Management Occupations 1,850 $34.03 $38.74 $80,580 2.7 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 110 $70.69 $71.70 $149,130 7.2 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 570 $32.71 $40.58 $84,400 5.7 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 30 $37.69 $39.32 $81,780 8.0 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 60 $34.83 $36.08 $75,040 8.5 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 30 $42.16 $42.91 $89,250 3.0 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 160 $38.76 $40.55 $84,340 7.6 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 30 $33.02 $35.37 $73,570 4.7 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 140 $38.24 $42.24 $87,860 4.2 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 40 $32.21 $33.03 $68,700 4.1 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 40 $31.01 $32.36 $67,320 5.8 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 50 $29.41 $30.56 $63,570 4.3 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 90 (4) (4) $85,310 1.8 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 40 $31.91 $35.60 $74,050 2.1 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 40 $49.47 $51.18 $106,460 3.8 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 40 $22.93 $23.26 $48,390 4.6 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 110 $30.78 $30.23 $62,880 3.5 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers (8) $7.82 $14.55 $30,260 28.5 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 60 $24.89 $23.77 $49,440 6.6 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 60 $23.71 $28.83 $59,960 5.5 %
 
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 1,160 $21.40 $22.98 $47,800 3.2 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 120 $18.40 $20.91 $43,480 5.6 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 40 $16.64 $18.80 $39,100 6.4 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 40 $20.29 $19.68 $40,930 5.3 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 30 $12.55 $14.12 $29,370 6.0 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 30 $21.28 $21.08 $43,860 5.6 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 90 $19.83 $19.13 $39,790 13.5 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 80 $26.48 $22.87 $47,560 19.4 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 250 $24.09 $24.57 $51,110 4.5 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 200 $22.37 $25.10 $52,200 9.1 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other (8) $19.69 $21.56 $44,850 10.3 %
 
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 410 $22.70 $27.44 $57,070 8.5 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 30 $30.94 $31.83 $66,210 4.5 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 130 $17.69 $17.86 $37,150 3.4 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts (8) $28.11 $30.50 $63,440 3.8 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 50 $22.65 $23.58 $49,040 2.3 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 50 $27.93 $27.40 $56,990 2.7 %
 
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 530 $28.06 $28.69 $59,680 5.0 %
17-1022 Surveyors (8) $16.28 $14.16 $29,460 24.8 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 50 $32.54 $33.31 $69,280 2.6 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 60 $41.46 $38.95 $81,010 3.2 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other 50 $37.74 $32.57 $67,750 11.0 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 40 $24.89 $22.13 $46,030 8.8 %
 
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 250 $23.04 $24.45 $50,860 4.9 %
19-2031 Chemists 40 $27.98 $28.34 $58,950 9.9 %
 
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 920 $16.75 $17.73 $36,870 4.3 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 70 $26.96 $26.18 $54,440 1.7 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors (8) $15.07 $16.68 $34,690 6.7 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 240 $19.06 $19.28 $40,110 2.6 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers (8) $17.79 $18.10 $37,650 3.5 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 180 $12.00 $13.15 $27,340 8.6 %
 
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 170 $23.84 $33.08 $68,800 14.3 %
23-1011 Lawyers 90 $31.34 $42.31 $88,010 17.7 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 60 $15.32 $16.59 $34,510 2.5 %
 
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 2,830 $20.51 $20.89 $43,450 1.8 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 40 $20.96 $21.56 $44,850 1.9 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 60 (4) (4) $48,160 2.3 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 520 (4) (4) $47,340 2.1 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 230 (4) (4) $49,200 1.9 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 330 (4) (4) $51,280 1.7 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 130 (4) (4) $46,820 1.8 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 70 (4) (4) $47,490 2.1 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 80 (4) (4) $49,090 1.8 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 80 (4) (4) $45,080 6.9 %
25-4021 Librarians 60 $23.73 $23.52 $48,920 2.8 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 60 $24.67 $27.05 $56,260 2.2 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 510 (4) (4) $23,630 3.4 %
25-9099 Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other 140 $20.05 $23.83 $49,580 2.5 %
 
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 350 $13.51 $15.02 $31,240 6.3 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 60 $14.71 $14.54 $30,250 7.6 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors 40 $7.41 $10.62 $22,090 14.2 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 60 (4) (4) $28,430 5.8 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 40 $17.79 $18.60 $38,680 4.0 %
 
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 3,430 $22.26 $25.72 $53,500 4.0 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 90 $53.50 $47.03 $97,820 6.5 %
29-1067 Surgeons 30 (5) (5) (5) 17.6 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 40 (5) $91.17 $189,630 17.2 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 40 $54.62 $50.37 $104,760 7.4 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 1,590 $23.92 $24.27 $50,490 2.6 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 40 $30.48 $34.05 $70,810 7.4 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 60 $35.78 $38.09 $79,220 6.6 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 60 $22.85 $22.45 $46,700 5.2 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 40 $28.21 $27.41 $57,020 3.8 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 70 $24.86 $24.56 $51,090 2.8 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 70 $16.20 $15.93 $33,130 3.6 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 70 $25.92 $25.09 $52,190 5.5 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 150 $22.97 $23.02 $47,880 3.3 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 170 $10.45 $10.41 $21,650 2.8 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 120 $14.95 $15.13 $31,470 3.6 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 310 $17.22 $17.05 $35,470 2.6 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 70 $11.35 $12.09 $25,150 4.4 %
 
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 1,510 $10.45 $11.08 $23,040 2.2 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 90 $8.94 $9.08 $18,880 7.1 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 880 $9.71 $9.83 $20,440 2.6 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 50 $21.46 $21.32 $44,340 3.9 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 90 $13.94 $13.70 $28,490 6.1 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 140 $11.67 $12.22 $25,410 6.1 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 70 $12.31 $12.65 $26,310 3.4 %
 
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 890 $9.84 $11.74 $24,430 6.6 %
33-1099 First-Line Supervisors/Managers, Protective Service Workers, All Other 70 $9.77 $10.02 $20,850 2.9 %
33-9032 Security Guards 430 $9.29 $9.48 $19,730 2.9 %
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers 70 $7.53 $7.87 $16,370 5.0 %
 
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 4,280 $7.75 $8.57 $17,820 2.1 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 300 $13.18 $14.91 $31,010 8.4 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food (8) $7.43 $7.65 $15,910 5.4 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 310 $10.86 $10.44 $21,710 2.5 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 260 $8.30 $8.89 $18,490 3.2 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 380 $7.67 $8.29 $17,240 4.3 %
35-3011 Bartenders 180 $7.82 $7.91 $16,440 4.1 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1,080 $7.48 $7.53 $15,660 3.5 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 60 $7.34 $7.41 $15,420 5.1 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 910 $7.57 $7.93 $16,500 4.1 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 120 $7.54 $7.93 $16,490 6.1 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 150 $7.89 $8.03 $16,700 3.1 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 230 $7.58 $7.78 $16,170 3.9 %
 
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 1,490 $8.67 $9.43 $19,610 2.9 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 50 $13.24 $12.58 $26,160 5.5 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 40 $14.94 $18.06 $37,560 7.8 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 860 $8.79 $9.34 $19,420 4.2 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 240 $7.86 $8.02 $16,680 2.7 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers (8) $13.15 $12.92 $26,870 4.1 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 260 $8.30 $8.67 $18,030 3.0 %
 
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 1,060 $9.50 $10.13 $21,080 3.5 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 130 $11.88 $12.51 $26,020 3.3 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 90 $9.43 $9.79 $20,360 6.4 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 380 $8.07 $8.71 $18,120 5.5 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 40 $9.71 $9.90 $20,590 3.7 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors (8) $9.89 $13.57 $28,230 24.3 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 60 $9.82 $11.09 $23,070 7.6 %
 
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 4,950 $9.06 $13.33 $27,730 4.7 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 590 $13.42 $14.79 $30,750 4.7 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 90 $21.80 $23.10 $48,050 6.3 %
41-2011 Cashiers 1,120 $7.43 $7.93 $16,490 2.1 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 210 $8.34 $10.53 $21,900 6.9 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 60 $13.61 $14.71 $30,590 4.4 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 1,790 $8.42 $9.65 $20,080 4.6 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 40 $17.72 $23.29 $48,440 16.4 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 150 $16.00 $24.31 $50,570 13.8 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 90 (8) (8) (8) (8)
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 170 $15.61 $17.28 $35,940 8.2 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 80 $43.84 $51.31 $106,720 26.5 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 400 $24.00 $25.17 $52,350 5.0 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 50 $14.42 $19.05 $39,620 21.7 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 60 $8.96 $9.20 $19,130 4.2 %
 
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 6,980 $12.14 $13.22 $27,500 1.7 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 490 $17.82 $19.16 $39,850 2.4 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 60 $11.79 $11.90 $24,750 3.3 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 100 $10.92 $11.18 $23,250 4.4 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 240 $14.00 $14.16 $29,450 4.0 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 620 $13.67 $13.91 $28,940 2.2 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 70 $14.17 $14.89 $30,960 3.5 %
43-3071 Tellers 290 $10.78 $10.93 $22,730 3.6 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 60 $13.22 $13.80 $28,710 2.8 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 310 $12.59 $13.39 $27,850 3.4 %
43-4071 File Clerks 70 $9.37 $9.66 $20,100 3.6 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 70 $7.68 $7.81 $16,240 4.0 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 130 $11.76 $12.11 $25,190 3.1 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 50 $8.86 $9.19 $19,120 3.7 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 230 $10.69 $11.61 $24,150 4.5 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 30 $8.80 $9.27 $19,270 4.6 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 40 $15.66 $15.70 $32,650 2.0 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 500 $11.30 $11.78 $24,510 2.8 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 90 $8.94 $8.95 $18,610 4.5 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers (8) $13.25 $12.72 $26,470 6.5 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 100 $15.55 $16.28 $33,860 15.9 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 150 $24.75 $23.01 $47,860 3.1 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 40 $25.25 $23.32 $48,510 3.9 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 60 $17.57 $17.55 $36,490 3.3 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 210 $13.17 $13.18 $27,410 4.0 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 760 $8.99 $10.39 $21,610 2.9 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 450 $15.49 $16.49 $34,300 2.0 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 100 $15.24 $15.44 $32,120 8.4 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 100 $13.50 $13.60 $28,290 3.7 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 480 $11.39 $11.64 $24,210 3.1 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 60 $11.83 $13.17 $27,390 12.4 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 540 $10.23 $10.96 $22,790 2.2 %
 
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 70 $13.49 $14.40 $29,960 4.9 %
45-2091 Agricultural Equipment Operators 40 $13.06 $13.12 $27,290 3.1 %
 
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 2,050 $16.85 $17.69 $36,800 2.6 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 140 $22.01 $22.83 $47,490 3.8 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 60 $18.30 $19.25 $40,040 6.4 %
47-2031 Carpenters 280 $14.18 $14.16 $29,450 2.8 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 140 $11.37 $11.60 $24,120 4.8 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 210 $18.49 $19.96 $41,520 6.2 %
47-2111 Electricians 310 $21.48 $21.40 $44,510 5.8 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 100 $12.88 $12.91 $26,860 4.5 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 190 $20.13 $20.07 $41,740 2.9 %
47-2181 Roofers 40 $9.89 $10.42 $21,680 5.7 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers (8) $22.37 $25.28 $52,570 20.1 %
47-3011 Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters 60 $10.50 $11.18 $23,250 7.1 %
 
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 2,910 $20.46 $20.34 $42,310 3.1 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 240 $28.85 $28.30 $58,860 2.6 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 60 $26.29 $25.94 $53,950 4.1 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 30 $23.45 $22.62 $47,050 3.5 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 50 $17.95 $18.74 $38,980 2.1 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 270 $12.95 $14.86 $30,920 5.5 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 110 $15.48 $15.25 $31,710 3.9 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers (8) $12.28 $12.22 $25,410 11.0 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door 50 $21.20 $18.64 $38,770 11.7 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers (8) $22.99 $22.30 $46,380 4.8 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 500 $22.35 $22.92 $47,680 5.5 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 730 $18.98 $17.75 $36,920 4.0 %
49-9044 Millwrights 40 $18.48 $17.87 $37,180 16.4 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 90 $27.58 $27.82 $57,860 3.3 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 50 $16.31 $18.53 $38,530 16.1 %
 
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 5,990 $16.23 $16.60 $34,530 2.9 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 540 $25.24 $25.87 $53,820 3.6 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 210 $15.40 $13.81 $28,720 9.0 %
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other 100 $9.99 $10.11 $21,020 4.7 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers (8) $15.70 $14.18 $29,490 9.1 %
51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 160 $19.32 $18.29 $38,050 5.5 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 150 $12.73 $13.93 $28,980 5.8 %
51-4041 Machinists 240 $13.20 $14.67 $30,520 6.2 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 70 $20.30 $20.22 $42,070 3.4 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 390 $18.77 $18.86 $39,240 7.3 %
51-4191 Heat Treating Equipment Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 50 $17.15 $16.06 $33,410 3.8 %
51-4193 Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 60 $13.05 $13.67 $28,440 7.6 %
51-4194 Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners 50 $21.76 $20.91 $43,500 4.6 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 60 $12.67 $12.91 $26,850 4.6 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers (8) $10.16 $9.91 $20,610 4.7 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 30 $17.63 $17.99 $37,410 3.2 %
51-9012 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 80 $20.39 $20.53 $42,710 2.7 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) $10.57 $10.95 $22,780 4.9 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 310 $15.36 $15.67 $32,590 3.5 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 260 $18.95 $17.29 $35,970 4.3 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 50 $17.99 $18.14 $37,730 6.8 %
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers 640 $12.45 $13.17 $27,390 7.4 %
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other 140 $19.11 $18.60 $38,690 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 3,410 $13.47 $14.56 $30,280 3.1 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 40 $20.41 $21.31 $44,330 7.6 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 120 $19.93 $20.88 $43,420 4.4 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 230 $14.25 $14.05 $29,230 3.8 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 120 $8.55 $11.65 $24,220 17.6 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 620 $14.90 $16.39 $34,090 5.6 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 280 $11.03 $11.60 $24,140 6.7 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 90 $8.77 $8.84 $18,390 3.9 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 40 $18.46 $18.04 $37,520 4.9 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 610 $15.58 $16.13 $33,540 5.2 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 80 $8.36 $8.93 $18,570 6.0 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 750 $11.35 $12.10 $25,170 3.6 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 90 $7.61 $9.19 $19,110 5.4 %

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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May 2009 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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May 2009 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Last Modified Date: April 6, 2010