May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area



For metropolitan and nonmetropolitan area definitions used by the OES survey, see the Metropolitan and nonmetropolitan area definitions page.


These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in the Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area.

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

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Major Occupational Groups in Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area (Note--clicking a link will scroll the page to the occupational group):

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Occupation code Occupation title (click on the occupation title to view its profile) Level Employment Employment RSE Employment per 1,000 jobs Location quotient Median hourly wage Mean hourly wage Annual mean wage Mean wage RSE
00-0000 All Occupations total 85,190 2.3% 1000.000 1.00 $13.79 $16.41 $34,130 1.1%
11-0000 Management Occupations major 3,440 4.3% 40.437 0.82 $29.98 $33.67 $70,040 1.9%
11-1011 Chief Executives detail 140 13.8% 1.611 0.82 $52.05 $53.94 $112,200 6.2%
11-1021 General and Operations Managers detail 870 6.5% 10.238 0.70 $31.59 $37.62 $78,250 3.5%
11-1031 Legislators detail 130 28.3% 1.497 3.44 (4) (4) $32,440 18.7%
11-2021 Marketing Managers detail 70 26.4% 0.810 0.62 $30.32 $33.56 $69,810 5.9%
11-2022 Sales Managers detail 80 16.5% 0.897 0.34 $37.65 $38.50 $80,080 7.0%
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers detail 140 26.1% 1.611 0.79 $27.50 $30.52 $63,480 5.1%
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers detail 40 17.8% 0.459 0.19 $35.25 $37.62 $78,240 4.4%
11-3031 Financial Managers detail 200 9.0% 2.376 0.64 $44.03 $44.22 $91,980 3.5%
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers detail 130 14.3% 1.532 1.24 $37.60 $38.00 $79,040 4.1%
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers detail 60 21.3% 0.718 0.95 $32.05 $34.03 $70,790 4.5%
11-3121 Human Resources Managers detail 30 31.7% 0.355 0.47 $30.08 $31.39 $65,300 2.7%
11-9013 Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $41.69 $40.26 $83,740 6.2%
11-9021 Construction Managers detail 160 37.9% 1.843 1.16 $23.44 $26.19 $54,480 8.3%
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare Center/Program detail 40 21.9% 0.446 1.20 $16.68 $16.87 $35,090 5.3%
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School detail 170 8.7% 1.990 1.15 (4) (4) $85,420 5.1%
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary detail 40 4.9% 0.448 0.48 $30.20 $33.56 $69,810 6.1%
11-9041 Architectural and Engineering Managers detail 30 20.4% 0.374 0.26 $45.29 $45.06 $93,730 4.0%
11-9051 Food Service Managers detail 120 34.2% 1.423 0.98 $19.14 $18.10 $37,660 7.9%
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers detail 310 8.6% 3.639 1.62 $32.88 $33.56 $69,790 2.1%
11-9131 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents detail 130 0.0% 1.503 8.23 $24.91 $25.46 $52,960 0.8%
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers detail 80 27.9% 0.946 0.77 $13.07 $14.62 $30,410 10.8%
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers detail 210 19.6% 2.415 2.73 $23.20 $23.35 $48,560 3.9%
11-9199 Managers, All Other detail 110 23.9% 1.303 0.50 $26.46 $34.28 $71,300 9.7%
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations major 1,900 4.9% 22.263 0.45 $23.81 $25.82 $53,700 2.5%
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products detail 50 42.3% 0.608 0.73 $17.06 $17.64 $36,700 6.1%
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products detail 110 12.0% 1.281 0.59 $21.53 $22.23 $46,230 2.6%
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators detail 70 17.7% 0.790 0.39 $25.67 $25.51 $53,060 4.9%
13-1041 Compliance Officers detail 70 13.2% 0.784 0.45 $25.10 $25.04 $52,090 3.8%
13-1051 Cost Estimators detail 80 31.0% 0.941 0.63 $24.99 $25.56 $53,160 6.7%
13-1071 Human Resources Specialists detail 130 11.3% 1.526 0.50 $22.82 $26.14 $54,370 5.7%
13-1081 Logisticians detail 40 47.9% 0.465 0.51 $27.30 $29.07 $60,460 3.4%
13-1111 Management Analysts detail 40 46.5% 0.455 0.11 $32.22 $32.85 $68,320 5.3%
13-1151 Training and Development Specialists detail 70 26.9% 0.817 0.49 $17.69 $19.90 $41,390 5.8%
13-1161 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists detail 120 24.1% 1.378 0.46 $14.89 $18.18 $37,810 7.2%
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other detail 230 12.8% 2.653 0.37 $22.51 $22.52 $46,850 4.4%
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors detail 330 8.8% 3.826 0.44 $24.56 $28.00 $58,230 5.6%
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate detail 40 18.3% 0.482 1.06 $20.92 $25.08 $52,170 14.1%
13-2072 Loan Officers detail 310 13.6% 3.645 1.66 $32.31 $31.97 $66,490 7.3%
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Occupations major 440 12.4% 5.166 0.19 $23.47 $26.24 $54,590 5.0%
15-1121 Computer Systems Analysts detail 40 37.6% 0.431 0.12 $29.81 $31.51 $65,550 3.4%
15-1142 Network and Computer Systems Administrators detail 160 19.8% 1.852 0.69 $25.88 $29.57 $61,500 10.1%
15-1151 Computer User Support Specialists detail 120 18.2% 1.400 0.35 $17.30 $17.56 $36,530 5.6%
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations major 660 11.6% 7.777 0.43 $25.58 $26.64 $55,400 2.3%
17-2051 Civil Engineers detail 50 32.4% 0.575 0.29 $37.29 $32.39 $67,370 6.2%
17-2112 Industrial Engineers detail 130 21.2% 1.503 0.89 $30.81 $30.93 $64,340 3.1%
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers detail 100 17.5% 1.206 0.62 $29.70 $31.67 $65,870 3.1%
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters detail 40 23.5% 0.419 0.65 $24.03 $23.41 $48,690 5.6%
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters detail 60 27.5% 0.664 1.37 $19.39 $19.58 $40,730 3.7%
17-3023 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians detail 40 31.3% 0.507 0.46 $17.61 $19.48 $40,520 6.0%
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians detail 50 21.3% 0.602 1.16 $17.44 $19.26 $40,060 7.2%
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations major 660 16.2% 7.781 0.92 $20.91 $22.65 $47,100 4.0%
19-1013 Soil and Plant Scientists detail 40 28.5% 0.507 5.32 $29.22 $31.38 $65,270 6.1%
19-1031 Conservation Scientists detail 40 3.8% 0.411 2.90 $30.36 $31.46 $65,430 2.5%
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists detail 50 14.5% 0.555 0.70 $32.64 $31.96 $66,470 3.7%
19-4011 Agricultural and Food Science Technicians detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $14.21 $15.17 $31,550 5.8%
19-4021 Biological Technicians detail 30 45.5% 0.377 0.67 $15.03 $15.27 $31,760 4.5%
19-4031 Chemical Technicians detail 90 42.3% 1.076 2.29 $17.58 $19.10 $39,730 4.9%
19-4093 Forest and Conservation Technicians detail 80 1.8% 0.966 3.97 $21.82 $20.79 $43,250 1.0%
21-0000 Community and Social Service Occupations major 1,650 12.7% 19.350 1.34 $16.97 $18.61 $38,710 5.0%
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors detail 40 33.3% 0.465 0.76 $15.77 $19.62 $40,810 10.5%
21-1012 Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors detail 180 18.1% 2.113 1.16 $22.68 $24.90 $51,790 7.0%
21-1013 Marriage and Family Therapists detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $17.96 $19.91 $41,410 10.6%
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors detail 90 25.8% 1.054 1.19 $11.70 $14.82 $30,830 8.0%
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors detail 130 39.9% 1.485 1.86 $10.46 $12.02 $24,990 6.3%
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers detail 320 27.1% 3.756 1.79 $21.89 $21.46 $44,630 9.7%
21-1022 Healthcare Social Workers detail 140 23.9% 1.631 1.52 $17.28 $19.31 $40,170 2.7%
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $24.06 $22.10 $45,980 4.2%
21-1091 Health Educators detail 40 46.5% 0.506 1.19 $30.04 $27.22 $56,620 4.3%
21-1092 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists detail 30 29.0% 0.353 0.53 $16.03 $19.87 $41,340 8.5%
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants detail 250 20.7% 2.988 1.11 $13.19 $13.98 $29,080 4.1%
21-1099 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $12.96 $12.57 $26,140 6.7%
23-0000 Legal Occupations major 310 16.6% 3.626 0.46 $19.85 $27.79 $57,800 20.3%
23-1011 Lawyers detail 80 42.8% 0.916 0.21 $30.56 $44.08 $91,690 25.4%
23-1023 Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates detail 30 0.0% 0.364 1.74 (8) (8) (8) (8)
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants detail 50 3.6% 0.562 0.27 $21.35 $19.28 $40,110 1.1%
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $13.08 $13.96 $29,050 20.5%
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations major 6,710 3.9% 78.779 1.23 $16.79 $17.96 $37,360 2.5%
25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary detail 50 23.0% 0.545 0.86 (4) (4) $39,240 13.0%
25-1121 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary detail 40 4.9% 0.424 0.60 (4) (4) $48,930 5.0%
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary detail 80 39.8% 0.925 0.99 $21.91 $22.24 $46,260 5.2%
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education detail 300 26.2% 3.476 1.33 $12.70 $13.03 $27,090 4.3%
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education detail 80 25.0% 0.964 0.80 (4) (4) $44,460 6.3%
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education detail 1,540 29.1% 18.063 1.73 (4) (4) $45,360 4.8%
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education detail 650 35.2% 7.650 1.61 (4) (4) $48,230 6.4%
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education detail 900 16.0% 10.540 1.43 (4) (4) $45,170 4.7%
25-2032 Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School detail 70 45.5% 0.836 1.24 (4) (4) $50,130 7.2%
25-2052 Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School detail 120 20.2% 1.398 0.92 (4) (4) $44,550 4.6%
25-2053 Special Education Teachers, Middle School detail 100 33.5% 1.165 1.57 (4) (4) $49,220 5.5%
25-2054 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School detail 80 43.9% 0.959 0.94 (4) (4) $51,800 6.0%
25-3098 Substitute Teachers detail 420 27.5% 4.927 1.04 $11.68 $11.50 $23,920 8.1%
25-4021 Librarians detail 90 19.7% 1.015 0.94 $20.95 $20.57 $42,780 3.4%
25-4031 Library Technicians detail 190 15.5% 2.256 2.93 $9.58 $10.67 $22,190 4.4%
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators detail 40 32.0% 0.508 0.50 $36.64 $34.38 $71,500 3.4%
25-9041 Teacher Assistants detail 1,480 10.3% 17.315 1.90 (4) (4) $21,930 1.9%
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations major 540 12.6% 6.286 0.47 $12.97 $14.99 $31,180 4.1%
27-1023 Floral Designers detail 60 47.4% 0.736 2.04 $9.18 $9.73 $20,230 4.7%
27-1024 Graphic Designers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $13.68 $14.82 $30,820 6.4%
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts detail 50 42.9% 0.599 0.39 (4) (4) $19,080 10.2%
27-2041 Music Directors and Composers detail 60 43.9% 0.646 3.37 $20.65 $21.67 $45,070 8.9%
27-3022 Reporters and Correspondents detail 90 35.9% 1.039 2.97 $11.61 $13.08 $27,200 7.6%
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists detail 40 31.2% 0.492 0.32 $21.07 $20.94 $43,560 6.6%
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations major 5,120 5.8% 60.065 1.02 $22.21 $26.98 $56,110 2.5%
29-1011 Chiropractors detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $19.01 $18.65 $38,800 20.5%
29-1021 Dentists, General detail 40 10.8% 0.421 0.59 (5) $109.84 $228,470 17.8%
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists detail 30 19.0% 0.403 0.90 $23.22 $23.95 $49,810 6.8%
29-1051 Pharmacists detail 180 7.3% 2.055 0.95 $51.40 $50.30 $104,630 4.5%
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners detail 70 13.4% 0.823 0.97 $83.27 $88.08 $183,210 5.1%
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other detail 90 31.7% 1.087 0.46 $82.27 $84.36 $175,470 7.1%
29-1071 Physician Assistants detail 30 16.4% 0.401 0.63 $41.78 $42.03 $87,430 2.3%
29-1122 Occupational Therapists detail 50 19.0% 0.643 0.79 $33.01 $34.44 $71,640 6.7%
29-1123 Physical Therapists detail 100 12.7% 1.128 0.77 $35.05 $35.97 $74,820 4.6%
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists detail 40 18.0% 0.458 0.51 $24.26 $24.11 $50,150 1.5%
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists detail 70 18.9% 0.852 0.91 $32.47 $31.49 $65,500 5.9%
29-1131 Veterinarians detail 80 14.8% 0.892 2.08 $35.16 $33.82 $70,350 4.3%
29-1141 Registered Nurses detail 2,080 8.1% 24.361 1.20 $23.48 $23.70 $49,290 1.5%
29-1171 Nurse Practitioners detail 60 20.3% 0.671 0.83 $42.74 $41.76 $86,860 5.5%
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists detail 70 14.2% 0.814 0.66 $23.07 $23.55 $48,970 2.0%
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians detail 100 18.4% 1.230 1.01 $19.45 $19.61 $40,790 1.9%
29-2021 Dental Hygienists detail 90 16.7% 1.000 0.68 $33.09 $32.91 $68,450 2.0%
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists detail 140 14.4% 1.647 1.10 $21.35 $21.55 $44,820 1.3%
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics detail 180 13.3% 2.104 1.18 $14.86 $15.75 $32,750 2.5%
29-2051 Dietetic Technicians detail 50 46.4% 0.552 2.92 $11.55 $11.76 $24,460 3.5%
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians detail 250 20.2% 2.934 1.08 $12.77 $12.96 $26,950 3.9%
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses detail 810 7.9% 9.548 1.73 $17.90 $18.14 $37,730 1.9%
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians detail 110 15.2% 1.318 0.94 $14.76 $14.90 $31,000 1.5%
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations major 4,010 4.1% 47.105 1.57 $11.49 $12.73 $26,490 4.6%
31-1011 Home Health Aides detail 460 29.0% 5.437 0.84 $10.29 $10.39 $21,620 3.2%
31-1014 Nursing Assistants detail 2,530 6.4% 29.658 2.72 $11.31 $12.62 $26,260 3.5%
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants detail 90 10.6% 1.055 1.97 $21.35 $22.52 $46,840 8.8%
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides detail 40 34.4% 0.447 1.20 $13.08 $13.73 $28,550 4.0%
31-9091 Dental Assistants detail 120 16.2% 1.458 0.63 $15.50 $15.58 $32,400 5.8%
31-9092 Medical Assistants detail 350 40.7% 4.158 0.98 $12.93 $13.00 $27,030 2.0%
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists detail 90 11.8% 1.010 1.76 $13.69 $13.94 $29,000 1.6%
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $10.19 $13.10 $27,250 28.8%
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $10.64 $11.25 $23,390 5.1%
31-9097 Phlebotomists detail 40 5.4% 0.512 0.66 $11.25 $11.89 $24,730 2.1%
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations major 1,080 7.5% 12.631 0.51 $17.59 $17.86 $37,140 5.4%
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives detail 40 15.5% 0.418 0.55 $26.99 $27.89 $58,000 2.4%
33-2011 Firefighters detail 80 34.5% 0.939 0.41 $18.39 $16.19 $33,680 13.4%
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers detail 230 3.3% 2.742 0.82 $22.72 $20.77 $43,210 5.7%
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers detail 320 13.3% 3.813 0.79 $21.00 $21.73 $45,200 1.9%
33-9032 Security Guards detail 60 48.4% 0.715 0.09 $10.85 $12.56 $26,120 9.3%
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers detail 220 3.5% 2.591 2.68 $8.56 $8.44 $17,550 2.7%
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations major 6,970 4.6% 81.841 0.92 $8.81 $9.24 $19,210 1.2%
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers detail 530 13.8% 6.215 0.99 $12.46 $13.38 $27,830 5.4%
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $8.51 $8.23 $17,110 6.1%
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria detail 730 10.0% 8.603 2.84 $10.37 $10.41 $21,650 2.2%
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant detail 630 17.4% 7.427 0.97 $9.08 $9.27 $19,270 2.9%
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order detail 190 43.9% 2.188 1.76 $9.09 $9.18 $19,100 5.1%
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers detail 380 18.3% 4.417 0.73 $8.87 $9.22 $19,170 4.9%
35-3011 Bartenders detail 290 38.5% 3.448 0.83 $8.78 $8.73 $18,160 4.3%
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food detail 2,050 12.3% 24.104 1.07 $8.55 $8.58 $17,850 1.8%
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop detail 150 47.3% 1.716 0.51 $8.49 $8.26 $17,170 4.2%
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses detail 1,020 11.6% 12.004 0.67 $8.54 $8.37 $17,410 2.4%
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant detail 310 22.8% 3.638 1.99 $8.87 $8.94 $18,590 3.2%
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers detail 100 29.4% 1.156 0.38 $8.50 $8.87 $18,450 7.9%
35-9021 Dishwashers detail 280 23.8% 3.299 0.86 $8.52 $8.31 $17,290 2.5%
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations major 2,580 5.3% 30.239 0.93 $10.94 $11.57 $24,070 1.9%
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers detail 120 19.9% 1.405 1.07 $17.27 $17.11 $35,590 5.8%
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers detail 40 22.9% 0.440 0.58 $18.91 $19.32 $40,190 6.6%
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners detail 1,250 7.8% 14.654 0.91 $11.23 $11.59 $24,100 2.7%
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners detail 720 11.0% 8.510 1.24 $9.15 $9.53 $19,830 3.2%
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers detail 380 8.5% 4.476 0.70 $12.25 $12.33 $25,650 3.0%
37-3012 Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $13.39 $13.64 $28,380 4.1%
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations major 2,390 10.8% 28.092 0.96 $9.49 $10.67 $22,190 2.2%
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers detail 70 32.4% 0.788 0.72 $17.48 $19.27 $40,070 11.2%
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers detail 100 30.3% 1.145 0.99 $9.10 $9.59 $19,940 3.6%
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants detail 90 23.5% 1.085 0.55 $8.89 $9.14 $19,000 3.7%
39-4021 Funeral Attendants detail 100 23.5% 1.166 4.76 $9.61 $10.16 $21,140 8.5%
39-4031 Morticians, Undertakers, and Funeral Directors detail 30 12.7% 0.380 2.15 $15.10 $18.00 $37,430 19.8%
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists detail 150 20.4% 1.809 0.66 $9.44 $11.03 $22,930 11.2%
39-9011 Childcare Workers detail 470 19.6% 5.490 1.15 $8.46 $8.38 $17,440 2.1%
39-9021 Personal Care Aides detail 830 25.4% 9.721 1.29 $9.90 $10.06 $20,920 2.0%
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors detail 100 21.5% 1.215 0.68 $9.58 $11.21 $23,320 7.3%
39-9032 Recreation Workers detail 210 16.2% 2.455 1.03 $11.71 $12.50 $26,000 3.2%
39-9041 Residential Advisors detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $10.47 $10.48 $21,790 3.5%
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations major 8,370 4.5% 98.304 0.93 $9.46 $13.89 $28,890 3.4%
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers detail 750 8.5% 8.811 0.95 $15.55 $17.47 $36,340 4.3%
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers detail 140 22.6% 1.589 0.85 $27.19 $29.10 $60,530 9.8%
41-2011 Cashiers detail 3,100 8.3% 36.401 1.43 $8.65 $8.62 $17,930 1.3%
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks detail 160 27.2% 1.863 0.56 $8.85 $10.00 $20,800 6.2%
41-2022 Parts Salespersons detail 320 15.3% 3.808 2.27 $13.45 $14.37 $29,900 4.8%
41-2031 Retail Salespersons detail 1,520 14.6% 17.858 0.54 $9.59 $12.29 $25,570 5.6%
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents detail 90 27.9% 1.014 0.91 $17.10 $17.96 $37,370 5.1%
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents detail 640 36.7% 7.559 2.92 $9.09 $15.78 $32,820 14.6%
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents detail 140 25.3% 1.600 0.63 $32.84 $41.19 $85,680 22.5%
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other detail 140 26.1% 1.593 0.31 $18.83 $22.08 $45,940 12.7%
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products detail 60 26.1% 0.679 0.24 $22.93 $28.12 $58,480 11.5%
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products detail 850 9.5% 9.950 0.92 $21.74 $23.81 $49,530 5.4%
41-9041 Telemarketers detail 360 26.4% 4.170 2.21 $9.14 $9.86 $20,510 8.8%
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other detail 40 28.0% 0.480 0.49 (8) (8) (8) (8)
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations major 12,880 2.6% 151.153 0.92 $12.82 $13.66 $28,410 1.0%
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers detail 490 7.9% 5.695 0.55 $18.37 $19.55 $40,650 2.4%
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service detail 70 32.0% 0.798 0.83 $11.69 $12.43 $25,860 4.6%
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks detail 250 12.4% 2.908 0.77 $13.79 $14.29 $29,730 1.9%
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks detail 1,280 10.4% 14.979 1.21 $12.90 $13.40 $27,860 2.3%
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks detail 70 12.9% 0.838 0.63 $16.11 $15.98 $33,230 2.7%
43-3071 Tellers detail 700 12.2% 8.268 1.99 $12.76 $12.74 $26,490 2.4%
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks detail 200 20.2% 2.294 2.44 $16.62 $16.68 $34,690 4.5%
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives detail 1,180 12.1% 13.848 0.78 $11.43 $12.26 $25,510 4.2%
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs detail 50 24.4% 0.637 0.64 $23.25 $20.55 $42,730 5.0%
43-4071 File Clerks detail 50 8.2% 0.545 0.45 $12.28 $12.24 $25,460 2.0%
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks detail 210 12.8% 2.444 1.39 $8.60 $8.50 $17,670 3.3%
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan detail 100 12.0% 1.162 0.77 $11.89 $11.71 $24,350 4.1%
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical detail 60 22.2% 0.752 0.94 $9.78 $10.17 $21,160 3.9%
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks detail 50 42.5% 0.635 0.43 $14.11 $14.33 $29,800 3.4%
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $16.50 $16.62 $34,570 7.7%
43-4151 Order Clerks detail 220 8.6% 2.594 1.62 $11.10 $12.15 $25,280 7.4%
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping detail 60 10.0% 0.652 0.61 $16.35 $16.17 $33,630 2.5%
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks detail 390 13.6% 4.535 0.61 $12.88 $12.83 $26,680 3.7%
43-5011 Cargo and Freight Agents detail 40 12.5% 0.437 0.72 $19.65 $21.52 $44,750 9.7%
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers detail 90 23.6% 1.025 1.40 $14.93 $15.33 $31,880 3.3%
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance detail 40 19.4% 0.527 0.37 $16.50 $16.80 $34,950 8.1%
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks detail 80 0.0% 0.904 1.70 $25.53 $23.94 $49,790 1.2%
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers detail 350 0.0% 4.120 1.76 $22.98 $23.31 $48,490 0.7%
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators detail 90 0.0% 0.998 0.97 $10.56 $12.87 $26,760 1.0%
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks detail 190 8.9% 2.279 1.07 $16.67 $17.28 $35,950 2.8%
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks detail 300 14.5% 3.515 0.66 $13.98 $14.46 $30,080 2.5%
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers detail 1,640 8.4% 19.276 1.39 $10.52 $11.80 $24,550 4.1%
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants detail 400 22.1% 4.667 0.76 $16.83 $17.80 $37,010 2.2%
43-6012 Legal Secretaries detail 40 38.7% 0.493 0.30 $14.65 $15.25 $31,720 6.7%
43-6013 Medical Secretaries detail 240 20.5% 2.808 0.72 $13.22 $13.47 $28,020 1.7%
43-6014 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive detail 1,490 7.0% 17.499 1.09 $12.53 $12.77 $26,570 1.7%
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers detail 120 2.6% 1.409 0.89 $11.13 $11.56 $24,050 2.7%
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists detail 50 27.2% 0.600 0.81 $11.96 $12.44 $25,880 2.8%
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks detail 40 39.1% 0.522 0.30 $12.56 $14.94 $31,080 22.8%
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service detail 220 3.9% 2.613 3.32 $9.93 $9.89 $20,570 2.4%
43-9061 Office Clerks, General detail 1,590 6.3% 18.688 0.87 $12.23 $12.68 $26,380 1.5%
43-9081 Proofreaders and Copy Markers detail 40 22.9% 0.420 4.85 $15.27 $14.47 $30,110 5.7%
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other detail 40 28.4% 0.509 0.29 $13.88 $15.50 $32,240 4.9%
45-0000 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations major 600 13.1% 7.096 2.16 $13.55 $14.66 $30,490 4.8%
45-2091 Agricultural Equipment Operators detail 310 22.5% 3.610 20.61 $14.01 $15.09 $31,390 5.7%
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $13.72 $13.51 $28,110 9.2%
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations major 3,540 5.4% 41.551 1.09 $15.83 $16.82 $34,990 1.9%
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers detail 270 16.3% 3.187 0.91 $24.27 $25.42 $52,880 2.9%
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons detail 30 14.9% 0.396 0.90 $30.42 $27.34 $56,860 6.4%
47-2031 Carpenters detail 330 22.5% 3.834 0.88 $13.62 $14.42 $29,980 4.0%
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers detail 190 29.3% 2.173 2.09 $13.24 $13.42 $27,920 6.3%
47-2061 Construction Laborers detail 970 17.0% 11.369 1.82 $13.35 $13.70 $28,500 3.3%
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators detail 80 16.8% 0.897 2.15 $14.19 $14.45 $30,050 6.9%
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators detail 360 33.6% 4.193 1.63 $16.22 $16.51 $34,330 4.3%
47-2111 Electricians detail 220 26.2% 2.534 0.64 $18.67 $19.60 $40,760 3.9%
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $17.76 $18.85 $39,210 13.2%
47-2181 Roofers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $13.27 $13.52 $28,130 5.4%
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $17.67 $21.64 $45,020 9.7%
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors detail 60 15.9% 0.725 1.06 $26.94 $24.02 $49,950 4.1%
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers detail 420 13.7% 4.873 4.50 $18.18 $18.75 $39,000 1.2%
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations major 3,900 4.7% 45.810 1.18 $16.88 $17.92 $37,270 1.9%
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers detail 300 15.1% 3.476 1.07 $26.24 $25.20 $52,420 4.7%
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers detail 110 15.8% 1.257 0.79 $24.38 $23.44 $48,750 4.6%
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment detail 30 0.9% 0.372 0.73 $25.02 $24.42 $50,800 3.5%
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers detail 130 10.7% 1.527 1.47 $19.66 $22.14 $46,050 13.1%
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics detail 460 20.6% 5.365 1.17 $14.40 $16.61 $34,550 6.7%
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists detail 160 13.7% 1.862 1.05 $17.53 $17.60 $36,610 3.3%
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians detail 350 7.7% 4.158 15.87 $15.90 $16.04 $33,360 3.4%
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines detail 30 26.7% 0.373 0.44 $18.74 $20.16 $41,920 8.9%
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers detail 120 45.4% 1.382 1.86 $11.16 $12.35 $25,700 3.6%
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers detail 180 22.9% 2.073 1.12 $14.11 $14.73 $30,650 4.9%
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers detail 30 29.5% 0.372 1.41 $15.71 $16.88 $35,110 13.5%
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics detail 360 25.1% 4.244 1.83 $17.23 $17.62 $36,650 3.8%
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery detail 100 10.8% 1.129 1.66 $17.38 $17.50 $36,400 3.7%
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers detail 210 20.4% 2.504 2.90 $25.69 $25.17 $52,350 5.3%
49-9071 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General detail 880 7.8% 10.371 1.10 $15.95 $16.33 $33,960 2.2%
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $9.20 $10.48 $21,790 7.6%
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other detail 60 34.9% 0.752 0.76 $14.13 $16.36 $34,030 6.8%
51-0000 Production Occupations major 9,920 10.0% 116.445 1.77 $14.46 $14.96 $31,120 2.1%
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers detail 460 8.3% 5.421 1.24 $21.13 $22.53 $46,860 3.0%
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $13.60 $13.95 $29,020 2.7%
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters detail 50 28.1% 0.615 1.02 $14.39 $14.71 $30,590 7.3%
51-2092 Team Assemblers detail 1,520 12.6% 17.800 2.30 $14.52 $14.91 $31,010 3.1%
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other detail 580 37.5% 6.832 3.29 $10.58 $10.73 $22,330 3.3%
51-3011 Bakers detail 40 18.7% 0.472 0.39 $11.08 $11.18 $23,250 3.2%
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters detail 340 17.1% 3.942 3.83 $11.64 $12.27 $25,520 6.3%
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $13.73 $13.87 $28,850 2.8%
51-3023 Slaughterers and Meat Packers detail 200 39.4% 2.295 3.77 $11.84 $11.92 $24,790 3.6%
51-3092 Food Batchmakers detail 130 15.7% 1.478 1.92 $14.20 $14.40 $29,950 3.2%
51-3099 Food Processing Workers, All Other detail 90 40.7% 1.045 3.62 $15.02 $14.41 $29,980 7.6%
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic detail 130 24.0% 1.467 1.38 $20.02 $19.10 $39,730 4.1%
51-4023 Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $16.13 $16.27 $33,850 5.7%
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic detail 220 40.5% 2.600 1.86 $15.37 $15.74 $32,750 2.2%
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $13.34 $13.64 $28,360 5.4%
51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic detail 30 46.7% 0.376 1.29 $19.61 $18.84 $39,190 5.1%
51-4041 Machinists detail 230 25.1% 2.709 0.91 $16.60 $16.81 $34,960 2.0%
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic detail 160 21.3% 1.861 1.95 $10.92 $11.12 $23,120 4.6%
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic detail 440 5.6% 5.207 7.97 $18.99 $18.44 $38,360 6.1%
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers detail 60 37.7% 0.748 1.27 $20.89 $21.06 $43,800 2.7%
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers detail 360 13.5% 4.197 1.66 $15.65 $15.80 $32,870 3.1%
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders detail 40 20.9% 0.494 1.30 $15.93 $14.91 $31,010 4.9%
51-5112 Printing Press Operators detail 110 25.7% 1.274 0.96 $12.93 $14.98 $31,160 19.0%
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers detail 100 18.0% 1.195 0.78 $8.90 $9.53 $19,820 4.3%
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing detail 60 43.6% 0.687 1.46 $15.43 $17.17 $35,720 5.9%
51-8031 Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators detail 210 26.6% 2.464 2.96 $17.88 $16.51 $34,340 8.5%
51-8092 Gas Plant Operators detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $17.72 $18.53 $38,530 9.8%
51-9012 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders detail 100 33.0% 1.184 3.72 $16.17 $15.75 $32,770 4.0%
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $16.39 $16.39 $34,080 5.5%
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders detail 70 25.5% 0.803 0.89 $14.56 $15.77 $32,800 5.4%
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders detail 130 28.9% 1.567 3.00 $14.90 $14.82 $30,830 5.1%
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers detail 310 22.1% 3.664 1.05 $16.00 $16.37 $34,050 3.9%
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders detail 710 5.1% 8.302 2.94 $14.61 $14.37 $29,890 2.9%
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders detail 150 36.3% 1.708 2.78 $13.00 $13.40 $27,870 2.5%
51-9192 Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders detail 40 32.7% 0.521 4.23 $11.36 $11.57 $24,070 4.3%
51-9196 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders detail 60 48.5% 0.680 0.93 $17.21 $17.27 $35,930 4.3%
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $12.63 $12.91 $26,850 2.3%
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other detail 170 43.9% 2.005 1.19 $12.22 $12.21 $25,400 2.5%
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations major 7,510 7.7% 88.202 1.31 $13.96 $15.03 $31,260 2.5%
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand detail 130 9.6% 1.548 1.19 $19.52 $19.05 $39,620 4.6%
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators detail 140 19.5% 1.686 1.11 $20.94 $22.73 $47,280 7.5%
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity detail 70 37.6% 0.836 0.67 $10.82 $11.21 $23,310 4.9%
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client detail 770 15.7% 9.024 2.40 $15.73 $15.34 $31,910 7.3%
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers detail 50 34.6% 0.626 0.21 $10.72 $11.91 $24,770 12.7%
53-3032 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers detail 2,280 5.9% 26.774 2.24 $17.19 $17.80 $37,020 3.1%
53-3033 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers detail 490 9.4% 5.718 0.97 $11.98 $14.13 $29,390 10.2%
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs detail 60 28.6% 0.679 0.53 $9.89 $9.66 $20,090 4.0%
53-6031 Automotive and Watercraft Service Attendants detail 40 13.6% 0.507 0.61 $11.86 $11.53 $23,980 3.2%
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders detail 60 41.5% 0.713 2.35 $13.28 $13.29 $27,650 4.9%
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators detail 470 24.3% 5.529 1.45 $13.77 $14.22 $29,580 4.7%
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment detail 130 16.2% 1.481 0.64 $10.76 $11.47 $23,870 3.8%
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand detail 1,870 23.6% 21.958 1.33 $12.38 $12.88 $26,790 2.2%
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers detail 160 46.5% 1.889 2.33 $11.65 $13.32 $27,710 13.0%
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand detail 460 12.8% 5.362 1.06 $10.73 $11.39 $23,690 4.5%
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors detail 150 15.5% 1.723 1.91 $13.42 $13.14 $27,320 12.5%

About May 2012 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 $90.00 per hour or $187,199 per year.

(8) Estimates not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.




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Iowa's metropolitan and nonmetropolitan area estimates:

May 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Occupation Profiles

Technical notes

 

Last Modified Date: December 24, 2013