May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Sioux Falls, SD



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 Sioux Falls, SD, a metropolitan statistical area in South Dakota.

Additional information, including the hourly and annual 10th, 25th, 75th, and 90th percentile wages and the employment percent relative standard error, is available in the downloadable Excel files (XLS).

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Major Occupational Groups in Sioux Falls, SD (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 134,240 $13.93 $17.23 $35,840 1.2 %
 
Management Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
11-0000 Management Occupations 3,720 $39.21 $44.16 $91,850 1.6 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 200 (5) $91.73 $190,800 4.7 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,120 $48.28 $53.70 $111,690 2.1 %
11-1031 Legislators 60 (4) (4) $39,850 4.8 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 130 $47.49 $54.25 $112,830 7.1 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 130 $35.49 $36.50 $75,910 1.3 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 110 $44.45 $45.05 $93,710 1.3 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 270 $49.53 $53.84 $111,990 2.4 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 70 $40.48 $41.21 $85,720 1.1 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 80 $38.46 $39.35 $81,850 1.5 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 70 $43.66 $41.73 $86,800 3.9 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 80 $35.00 $36.14 $75,160 2.4 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 150 (4) (4) $68,740 3.2 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 40 $33.26 $35.57 $73,990 10.6 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 30 $47.31 $47.49 $98,790 2.1 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 260 $21.89 $22.24 $46,250 1.6 %
11-9061 Funeral Directors (8) $32.48 $32.05 $66,670 10.1 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 210 $41.20 $41.86 $87,080 3.5 %
11-9131 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents 40 $29.69 $30.71 $63,870 1.6 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 310 $14.37 $16.41 $34,130 6.0 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 90 $27.74 $28.73 $59,770 1.7 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 70 $38.18 $43.03 $89,500 3.7 %
 
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 6,400 $23.97 $26.19 $54,480 1.5 %
13-1021 Purchasing Agents and Buyers, Farm Products 60 $24.62 $25.19 $52,400 2.2 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 90 $21.36 $21.83 $45,400 2.4 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 220 $21.71 $22.49 $46,770 0.9 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 340 $27.04 $27.07 $56,300 3.0 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 350 $23.12 $24.35 $50,640 1.9 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 240 $22.54 $22.75 $47,320 1.9 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 280 $19.65 $21.52 $44,760 1.6 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 210 $21.42 $21.81 $45,360 1.5 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 250 $18.43 $19.50 $40,550 1.2 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 690 $29.25 $31.55 $65,620 7.2 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners (8) $11.63 $13.09 $27,220 5.9 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 1,620 $25.22 $27.85 $57,930 3.4 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 70 $21.40 $24.29 $50,530 11.1 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 30 $25.51 $26.24 $54,590 1.4 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 280 $25.93 $27.31 $56,800 1.3 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 400 $23.84 $25.72 $53,490 3.5 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 70 $35.78 $40.98 $85,250 12.0 %
13-2053 Insurance Underwriters 180 $27.75 $30.10 $62,600 4.3 %
13-2061 Financial Examiners 80 $31.89 $34.36 $71,470 1.5 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 500 $21.83 $23.35 $48,560 3.4 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 50 $20.68 $23.53 $48,930 10.7 %
 
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 3,120 $24.77 $26.32 $54,740 1.4 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 250 $23.97 $24.49 $50,930 1.7 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 420 $30.90 $32.37 $67,330 3.7 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 190 $31.91 $31.88 $66,310 2.4 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 740 $17.25 $17.56 $36,530 1.2 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 310 $31.32 $31.76 $66,060 2.0 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 70 $31.22 $31.50 $65,530 1.2 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 600 $25.78 $26.23 $54,560 1.1 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 370 $26.85 $28.31 $58,890 1.9 %
 
Architecture and Engineering Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 1,200 $25.59 $26.96 $56,080 2.6 %
17-1012 Landscape Architects 30 $29.01 $30.41 $63,260 10.2 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 240 $32.36 $32.19 $66,960 3.9 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 50 $33.35 $32.81 $68,250 2.6 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 60 $35.36 $35.76 $74,370 2.3 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 40 (8) (8) (8) (8)
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 80 $29.74 $30.41 $63,250 1.4 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 80 $30.41 $30.80 $64,070 1.4 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 130 $18.31 $18.81 $39,130 5.5 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 50 $16.01 $16.37 $34,040 1.8 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 140 $16.99 $17.64 $36,690 3.6 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 90 $18.22 $20.26 $42,140 3.9 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 40 $16.72 $16.54 $34,400 1.8 %
 
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 750 $25.20 $28.59 $59,470 6.8 %
19-1013 Soil and Plant Scientists 50 $27.13 $26.37 $54,850 7.1 %
19-1042 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists 40 (5) $83.31 $173,270 22.5 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 90 $33.61 $31.15 $64,790 6.0 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 110 $23.62 $24.22 $50,380 6.1 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 60 $31.26 $34.18 $71,090 3.4 %
19-4011 Agricultural and Food Science Technicians 30 $11.86 $12.43 $25,860 6.1 %
 
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 1,650 $17.32 $17.99 $37,420 1.9 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 190 $16.87 $17.69 $36,800 3.3 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 120 $19.78 $20.89 $43,440 5.1 %
21-1013 Marriage and Family Therapists (8) $19.62 $19.68 $40,930 3.0 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 80 $18.67 $21.08 $43,850 7.7 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 130 $17.18 $18.23 $37,910 4.0 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 370 $17.53 $17.74 $36,900 1.5 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 180 $20.14 $20.56 $42,760 2.7 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 110 $15.73 $16.90 $35,160 2.8 %
21-1091 Health Educators 60 $19.23 $21.51 $44,740 4.6 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 230 $10.87 $10.81 $22,480 1.6 %
21-2011 Clergy 40 $21.00 $20.86 $43,390 3.2 %
 
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 640 $25.87 $32.69 $68,000 9.3 %
23-1011 Lawyers 330 $35.72 $45.29 $94,200 7.6 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 240 $17.04 $17.75 $36,930 4.1 %
 
Education, Training, and Library Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 5,230 $16.29 $17.39 $36,170 2.0 %
25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (4) (4) $53,240 7.4 %
25-1021 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 30 (4) (4) $59,280 25.0 %
25-1121 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $53,160 8.6 %
25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $48,460 11.2 %
25-1126 Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary 30 (4) (4) $53,120 19.4 %
25-1193 Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary 30 (4) (4) $52,800 5.8 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 70 $17.50 $20.14 $41,880 14.2 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 330 $11.92 $12.15 $25,260 4.0 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 130 (4) (4) $36,950 2.1 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 970 (4) (4) $37,570 2.3 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 550 (4) (4) $39,570 3.0 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 730 (4) (4) $38,770 2.5 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 60 (4) (4) $36,740 2.2 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 170 (4) (4) $36,940 2.1 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 90 (4) (4) $38,240 2.0 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 110 (4) (4) $38,080 2.3 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and GED Teachers and Instructors 110 $14.85 $15.15 $31,520 2.2 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 90 $15.32 $16.57 $34,460 5.9 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 50 (4) (4) $29,590 4.5 %
25-4021 Librarians 100 $18.90 $20.94 $43,560 5.0 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 140 $11.62 $12.82 $26,670 6.9 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 60 $27.02 $31.21 $64,910 18.5 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 900 (4) (4) $22,900 2.1 %
 
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 2,110 $15.01 $16.50 $34,320 2.5 %
27-1014 Multi-Media Artists and Animators 30 $16.51 $18.10 $37,640 5.4 %
27-1021 Commercial and Industrial Designers 40 $15.80 $16.53 $34,380 2.9 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 80 $10.74 $10.72 $22,310 2.2 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 290 $16.02 $16.71 $34,770 3.4 %
27-1025 Interior Designers 30 $17.07 $18.09 $37,620 2.9 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 140 $11.14 $11.30 $23,510 5.1 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors 40 $23.37 $23.75 $49,390 3.9 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 100 (4) (4) $35,610 2.7 %
27-3011 Radio and Television Announcers 100 $12.53 $14.10 $29,330 3.0 %
27-3022 Reporters and Correspondents 60 $14.37 $15.67 $32,590 10.4 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 430 $20.42 $21.40 $44,500 4.1 %
27-3041 Editors 60 $17.94 $19.44 $40,440 5.9 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 40 $21.03 $20.92 $43,520 1.5 %
27-3091 Interpreters and Translators 40 $16.50 $16.94 $35,230 2.3 %
27-4011 Audio and Video Equipment Technicians 30 $14.71 $14.26 $29,660 4.9 %
27-4012 Broadcast Technicians 40 $11.33 $12.37 $25,730 7.2 %
27-4021 Photographers 60 $13.46 $14.05 $29,220 4.5 %
27-4031 Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture 30 $10.00 $10.65 $22,150 4.4 %
 
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 10,560 $23.89 $28.86 $60,040 2.3 %
29-1021 Dentists, General 80 $64.43 $71.51 $148,740 15.0 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 60 $22.09 $22.85 $47,530 2.8 %
29-1041 Optometrists 30 $42.30 $59.71 $124,190 18.4 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 480 $47.08 $46.81 $97,360 2.1 %
29-1063 Internists, General 90 (5) $108.80 $226,300 10.5 %
29-1067 Surgeons 100 (5) (5) (5) 12.3 %
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 100 (5) $99.07 $206,060 9.3 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 150 $40.06 $39.73 $82,630 1.5 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 4,720 $25.08 $26.64 $55,410 1.6 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 110 $29.80 $29.42 $61,180 1.9 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 230 $30.17 $30.13 $62,670 1.5 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 150 $21.86 $22.05 $45,870 2.6 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 100 $22.62 $23.86 $49,630 1.9 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 50 $31.65 $36.06 $75,010 9.9 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 370 $22.87 $23.57 $49,020 2.1 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 210 $14.83 $15.15 $31,510 2.3 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 220 $32.30 $31.53 $65,590 5.3 %
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 90 $21.90 $23.94 $49,790 1.5 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 110 $23.59 $24.17 $50,270 1.6 %
29-2033 Nuclear Medicine Technologists 70 $26.12 $26.37 $54,850 1.6 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 430 $21.30 $21.75 $45,250 1.4 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 120 $11.84 $13.08 $27,210 2.7 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 460 $13.44 $13.56 $28,200 2.0 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 220 $17.90 $17.88 $37,190 1.6 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians (8) $14.34 $14.60 $30,380 3.7 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 680 $16.12 $16.41 $34,120 1.4 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 370 $13.81 $15.15 $31,510 3.4 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 130 $13.81 $14.43 $30,020 4.6 %
29-2099 Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other 50 $26.11 $26.35 $54,810 7.5 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 50 $27.11 $26.94 $56,040 1.3 %
 
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 3,340 $12.07 $12.66 $26,340 1.6 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 180 $11.28 $11.85 $24,640 9.0 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 1,970 $11.43 $11.91 $24,760 2.5 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 90 $15.72 $15.75 $32,760 2.1 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 50 $11.24 $11.47 $23,870 2.7 %
31-9011 Massage Therapists 80 $15.67 $15.50 $32,250 2.4 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 220 $15.32 $15.67 $32,600 6.8 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 270 $12.69 $12.70 $26,420 2.4 %
31-9093 Medical Equipment Preparers 80 $11.83 $12.17 $25,320 2.7 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 300 $14.05 $14.16 $29,440 1.7 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 40 $9.36 $9.52 $19,800 4.7 %
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 50 $15.09 $17.00 $35,350 16.6 %
 
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 1,750 $16.49 $18.35 $38,170 4.7 %
33-9032 Security Guards 430 $11.59 $11.92 $24,790 2.7 %
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers 100 $8.52 $8.70 $18,090 2.6 %
 
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 11,950 $8.48 $9.01 $18,730 1.4 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 590 $13.79 $13.85 $28,800 1.3 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 850 $7.94 $8.35 $17,370 2.5 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 580 $10.91 $10.89 $22,650 1.8 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 540 $11.12 $11.44 $23,790 4.6 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 180 $9.33 $9.46 $19,680 2.1 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 1,250 $9.16 $9.18 $19,090 2.4 %
35-3011 Bartenders 900 $9.36 $9.33 $19,410 3.5 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 2,350 $7.74 $8.00 $16,630 2.4 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 900 $8.35 $8.50 $17,680 1.4 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 2,320 $7.68 $8.12 $16,890 2.6 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 60 $9.28 $9.58 $19,920 3.1 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 660 $8.27 $8.59 $17,860 1.8 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 460 $7.82 $8.26 $17,180 2.6 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 270 $9.07 $9.04 $18,800 1.9 %
 
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 4,570 $10.50 $11.00 $22,870 1.9 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 150 $16.85 $17.09 $35,550 2.0 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 80 $18.04 $19.19 $39,920 3.3 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 2,700 $10.00 $10.31 $21,450 1.8 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 790 $9.50 $9.67 $20,110 3.0 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 40 $13.92 $15.72 $32,690 12.4 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 610 $11.53 $11.81 $24,570 2.7 %
37-3012 Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation 50 $13.62 $13.66 $28,400 3.5 %
37-3013 Tree Trimmers and Pruners (8) $13.77 $14.32 $29,790 16.1 %
 
Personal Care and Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations 4,090 $10.32 $10.64 $22,130 2.0 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 180 $17.19 $17.03 $35,430 3.2 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 80 $9.11 $9.76 $20,300 6.3 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 130 $8.54 $8.52 $17,710 3.3 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 260 $8.42 $8.75 $18,210 2.0 %
39-3093 Locker Room, Coatroom, and Dressing Room Attendants 70 $8.93 $8.95 $18,610 2.8 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 330 $11.79 $12.30 $25,580 5.8 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 1,030 $9.07 $9.26 $19,260 3.0 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 540 $9.19 $9.33 $19,410 3.7 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 410 $11.47 $12.01 $24,990 2.9 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 220 $11.37 $11.99 $24,930 4.4 %
39-9041 Residential Advisors 760 $11.49 $11.33 $23,570 2.7 %
 
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 15,580 $11.64 $16.53 $34,390 3.3 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 1,040 $17.76 $20.44 $42,520 3.5 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 370 $35.34 $39.10 $81,320 5.1 %
41-2011 Cashiers 3,260 $8.67 $8.85 $18,400 1.3 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 430 $8.73 $9.57 $19,900 5.4 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 470 $13.56 $13.95 $29,010 6.4 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 5,020 $9.57 $11.41 $23,730 3.3 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 200 $21.29 $22.50 $46,790 3.4 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 660 $18.91 $22.29 $46,370 8.6 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents (8) $15.22 $29.94 $62,280 21.8 %
41-3041 Travel Agents 50 $13.16 $13.33 $27,720 4.2 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 120 $17.21 $18.97 $39,460 5.8 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 630 $37.75 $43.90 $91,310 11.1 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 2,000 $21.47 $24.40 $50,740 5.4 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 90 $8.64 $8.79 $18,280 2.9 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 80 $21.22 $22.44 $46,680 9.2 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 70 $33.41 $36.65 $76,220 8.9 %
41-9041 Telemarketers (8) $10.32 $10.74 $22,340 6.8 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other (8) $9.02 $10.59 $22,030 4.6 %
 
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 26,480 $12.78 $13.47 $28,020 1.0 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 1,090 $21.10 $21.89 $45,520 1.0 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 2,290 $13.93 $14.33 $29,820 1.5 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 620 $11.74 $12.22 $25,430 1.6 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 2,500 $13.50 $13.77 $28,630 1.1 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 140 $14.79 $15.26 $31,730 1.6 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 40 $13.76 $14.70 $30,580 3.7 %
43-3071 Tellers 790 $10.35 $10.29 $21,410 2.3 %
43-4011 Brokerage Clerks 40 $18.32 $18.05 $37,540 4.1 %
43-4021 Correspondence Clerks 150 $13.97 $14.00 $29,110 1.5 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 160 $13.55 $14.00 $29,120 1.8 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 460 $13.90 $13.97 $29,060 1.7 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 5,240 $12.06 $12.62 $26,250 1.4 %
43-4071 File Clerks 110 $11.10 $11.05 $22,990 2.5 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 270 $9.15 $9.21 $19,160 2.3 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 170 $12.20 $12.52 $26,040 2.3 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 1,420 $13.61 $13.69 $28,470 1.4 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 140 $13.19 $13.21 $27,470 2.5 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 150 $14.14 $13.95 $29,020 1.2 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 1,710 $11.23 $11.31 $23,530 1.0 %
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 50 $12.17 $11.96 $24,870 9.2 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 110 $18.14 $17.91 $37,250 2.3 %
43-5011 Cargo and Freight Agents 280 $21.21 $21.62 $44,970 5.6 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 70 $11.31 $11.30 $23,500 3.3 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 110 $13.87 $13.33 $27,730 5.7 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 40 $25.26 $25.01 $52,020 4.0 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 280 $24.70 $22.98 $47,800 3.1 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 220 $24.47 $22.27 $46,320 3.7 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 250 $15.40 $16.32 $33,950 1.4 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 390 $13.48 $13.95 $29,020 1.8 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 1,840 $9.63 $10.35 $21,530 1.4 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 60 $13.82 $13.72 $28,540 2.6 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,040 $15.94 $16.28 $33,850 0.7 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 150 $16.04 $16.10 $33,480 5.1 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 80 $14.92 $14.89 $30,960 5.0 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,300 $11.63 $11.78 $24,500 1.5 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 30 $14.82 $15.82 $32,910 2.4 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 780 $13.10 $13.24 $27,540 2.0 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 200 $10.35 $10.78 $22,420 2.8 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 1,070 $10.63 $10.74 $22,350 1.3 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 40 $12.09 $13.32 $27,710 3.9 %
 
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 210 $11.44 $12.69 $26,400 4.0 %
45-2041 Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products 50 $11.81 $12.45 $25,890 5.1 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 90 $9.26 $9.52 $19,800 3.7 %
 
Construction and Extraction Occupations
Wage Estimates
Occupation Code Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations 6,650 $15.56 $16.54 $34,400 1.5 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 510 $24.85 $25.92 $53,910 2.5 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons (8) $18.78 $18.91 $39,330 16.9 %
47-2031 Carpenters 1,310 $14.95 $15.57 $32,390 3.8 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 420 $15.17 $15.21 $31,630 3.2 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 750 $11.75 $12.06 $25,090 2.9 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 90 $14.92 $14.94 $31,080 3.8 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 390 $18.72 $18.65 $38,790 2.1 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 210 $16.66 $17.10 $35,580 6.0 %
47-2082 Tapers 50 $15.29 $16.20 $33,700 9.1 %
47-2111 Electricians 610 $19.11 $19.38 $40,300 2.6 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 210 $16.01 $17.45 $36,290 11.7 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 110 $16.51 $15.89 $33,040 6.9 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 450 $16.03 $17.56 $36,530 4.7 %
47-2171 Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers (8) $16.70 $16.87 $35,090 4.4 %
47-2181 Roofers 120 $13.29 $13.19 $27,440 6.3 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 160 $13.97 $14.84 $30,880 3.2 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers 130 $17.34 $18.95 $39,410 6.4 %
47-3011 Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters 70 $14.59 $14.13 $29,400 6.0 %
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters 160 $9.49 $9.32 $19,380 3.1 %
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians 170 $11.63 $11.71 $24,350 6.5 %
47-3015 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 80 $11.17 $11.14 $23,180 3.5 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 60 $21.67 $22.66 $47,130 2.6 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 140 $14.04 $14.39 $29,930 1.6 %
 
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 4,840 $17.28 $18.56 $38,610 1.6 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 320 $28.87 $29.36 $61,060 1.8 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 140 $17.23 $18.05 $37,540 7.1 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 240 $22.96 $23.05 $47,940 4.1 %
49-2091 Avionics Technicians (8) $17.50 $17.27 $35,910 7.6 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 130 $19.99 $22.36 $46,510 14.4 %
49-2097 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers 70 $13.96 $14.94 $31,070 5.6 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 100 $23.65 $25.91 $53,900 4.7 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 90 $15.60 $16.71 $34,760 4.2 %
49-3022 Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers 70 $17.04 $17.10 $35,570 6.7 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 570 $17.73 $18.33 $38,130 3.5 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 310 $17.97 $18.40 $38,270 3.0 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics 60 $15.78 $15.78 $32,820 3.4 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 190 $20.12 $19.98 $41,550 4.1 %
49-3092 Recreational Vehicle Service Technicians (8) $13.93 $14.01 $29,130 4.3 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers (8) $10.84 $11.06 $23,000 5.2 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 310 $18.07 $18.84 $39,190 3.3 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 230 $18.58 $18.80 $39,110 1.5 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 650 $14.09 $14.37 $29,890 1.7 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 140 $26.03 $24.46 $50,880 2.5 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 230 $15.79 $16.84 $35,020 2.3 %
49-9062 Medical Equipment Repairers 70 $19.06 $20.23 $42,070 3.8 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers (8) $13.91 $14.23 $29,600 2.9 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 70 $17.63 $17.86 $37,140 7.2 %
 
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 9,110 $13.74 $14.20 $29,540 1.4 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 430 $24.82 $25.03 $52,060 1.3 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 620 $12.16 $11.92 $24,790 4.0 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 130 $15.65 $16.20 $33,700 3.8 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 1,100 $11.98 $11.91 $24,760 1.8 %
51-3011 Bakers 80 $11.95 $11.89 $24,730 2.1 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 150 $13.17 $13.41 $27,890 3.2 %
51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 40 $13.83 $13.74 $28,590 3.7 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 260 $14.29 $14.40 $29,950 1.5 %
51-4032 Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 40 $13.40 $13.47 $28,010 2.7 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 40 $11.98 $12.52 $26,040 2.6 %
51-4041 Machinists 120 $15.68 $15.87 $33,000 1.7 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 110 $15.19 $15.27 $31,770 3.6 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 50 $13.27 $13.58 $28,240 5.7 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 80 $22.10 $22.53 $46,850 3.0 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 400 $15.16 $15.28 $31,790 1.6 %
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 90 $14.88 $15.20 $31,610 3.6 %
51-4194 Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners (8) $12.55 $14.07 $29,270 4.7 %
51-5011 Bindery Workers (8) $13.20 $13.34 $27,740 8.9 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 70 $13.72 $14.35 $29,840 3.0 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 360 $14.41 $15.43 $32,090 3.8 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 250 $10.13 $10.25 $21,320 2.8 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials (8) $9.49 $9.19 $19,120 8.7 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 50 $12.22 $12.20 $25,390 4.8 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 350 $12.43 $12.63 $26,280 1.9 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 120 $11.83 $12.11 $25,190 3.7 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 180 $12.53 $13.74 $28,590 7.4 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 100 $20.00 $20.39 $42,400 4.9 %
51-9011 Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders 40 $14.32 $13.95 $29,010 4.6 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 60 $14.90 $15.10 $31,420 3.4 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 110 $13.98 $13.95 $29,020 3.3 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 120 $14.28 $14.37 $29,900 1.7 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 300 $14.07 $14.32 $29,790 1.9 %
51-9083 Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians 40 $13.48 $13.75 $28,610 4.4 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 160 $14.15 $14.11 $29,350 2.4 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 260 $12.11 $12.20 $25,380 2.9 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment 40 $14.29 $14.78 $30,750 4.1 %
51-9131 Photographic Process Workers 40 $11.89 $12.25 $25,490 6.8 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators 70 $9.56 $9.83 $20,450 2.3 %
51-9196 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (8) $15.43 $15.37 $31,970 1.9 %
 
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 10,320 $12.68 $13.95 $29,020 2.8 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 130 $20.79 $20.93 $43,530 1.9 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 180 $25.70 $26.53 $55,180 3.1 %
53-2012 Commercial Pilots 90 (4) (4) $58,590 2.3 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 150 $14.83 $14.69 $30,550 3.8 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 230 $12.48 $12.99 $27,030 2.5 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 620 $12.68 $13.59 $28,270 8.3 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 2,620 $16.96 $18.02 $37,470 4.8 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 850 $13.03 $14.40 $29,950 4.6 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 150 $10.17 $9.93 $20,650 2.8 %
53-6021 Parking Lot Attendants 120 $9.71 $9.69 $20,160 2.9 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 160 $9.43 $9.66 $20,100 5.0 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 160 $13.18 $13.07 $27,190 2.5 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 60 $17.32 $16.83 $35,000 3.7 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 470 $13.87 $13.96 $29,040 2.4 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 480 $8.51 $8.67 $18,040 1.7 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 2,410 $11.13 $11.29 $23,480 1.3 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers (8) $10.82 $11.03 $22,940 2.1 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 1,080 $9.20 $9.72 $20,230 2.7 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 150 $11.84 $11.79 $24,530 5.7 %

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