May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Owensboro, KY



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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 XLS file.

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Major Occupational Groups in Owensboro, KY (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 49,610 3.3% 1000.000 1.00 $13.82 $17.18 $35,730 2.1%
11-0000 Management Occupations major 1,950 5.2% 39.348 0.80 $34.32 $38.79 $80,680 2.3%
11-1011 Chief Executives detail 70 22.4% 1.486 0.76 $60.69 $73.58 $153,040 11.7%
11-1021 General and Operations Managers detail 680 6.5% 13.704 0.94 $34.74 $39.69 $82,550 3.4%
11-2022 Sales Managers detail 70 19.8% 1.349 0.51 $35.37 $38.80 $80,710 5.2%
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers detail 40 20.6% 0.839 0.41 $31.95 $32.41 $67,410 4.5%
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers detail 30 17.6% 0.679 0.29 $39.87 $39.37 $81,890 4.0%
11-3031 Financial Managers detail 230 10.2% 4.564 1.23 $31.28 $34.25 $71,230 5.7%
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers detail 120 16.2% 2.455 1.99 $36.39 $42.95 $89,330 8.0%
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers detail 40 20.4% 0.792 1.05 $33.50 $36.24 $75,380 4.2%
11-3121 Human Resources Managers detail 30 15.1% 0.621 0.83 $32.76 $32.83 $68,280 4.0%
11-9021 Construction Managers detail 60 24.1% 1.298 0.81 $28.18 $36.86 $76,670 8.6%
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School detail 90 1.4% 1.865 1.08 (4) (4) $83,030 2.9%
11-9041 Architectural and Engineering Managers detail 50 44.8% 0.960 0.67 $48.63 $50.89 $105,850 4.0%
11-9051 Food Service Managers detail 70 32.0% 1.381 0.95 $19.26 $20.45 $42,540 5.2%
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers detail 100 14.3% 1.931 0.86 $42.56 $47.60 $99,000 10.9%
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers detail 60 17.0% 1.127 1.27 $24.44 $25.67 $53,400 3.5%
11-9199 Managers, All Other detail 60 16.1% 1.111 0.43 $31.31 $30.61 $63,660 2.5%
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations major 1,090 8.7% 21.955 0.45 $21.82 $24.07 $50,070 2.5%
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products detail 90 17.2% 1.887 0.88 $24.13 $26.83 $55,800 5.1%
13-1041 Compliance Officers detail 50 20.3% 0.988 0.57 $19.05 $21.23 $44,160 6.5%
13-1051 Cost Estimators detail 60 32.8% 1.222 0.82 $28.64 $27.52 $57,230 5.4%
13-1071 Human Resources Specialists detail 80 11.0% 1.605 0.53 $18.54 $19.09 $39,700 4.3%
13-1075 Labor Relations Specialists detail 50 13.2% 1.040 1.78 $19.07 $18.60 $38,680 8.1%
13-1111 Management Analysts detail 40 47.3% 0.881 0.21 $30.65 $30.48 $63,390 3.1%
13-1151 Training and Development Specialists detail 50 10.9% 1.093 0.65 $18.26 $19.61 $40,790 4.4%
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other detail 80 20.8% 1.663 0.23 $21.33 $20.86 $43,380 4.8%
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors detail 220 12.2% 4.395 0.51 $23.70 $26.62 $55,360 5.6%
13-2072 Loan Officers detail 110 21.6% 2.149 0.98 $23.70 $26.05 $54,180 7.2%
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Occupations major 370 14.1% 7.471 0.27 $24.23 $26.54 $55,190 4.0%
15-1121 Computer Systems Analysts detail 50 48.5% 1.038 0.28 $27.37 $30.11 $62,630 2.3%
15-1132 Software Developers, Applications detail 40 31.3% 0.867 0.19 $34.00 $41.42 $86,140 8.1%
15-1142 Network and Computer Systems Administrators detail 60 18.6% 1.250 0.46 $24.85 $25.07 $52,140 3.7%
15-1151 Computer User Support Specialists detail 100 24.2% 1.990 0.49 $18.45 $18.22 $37,890 3.1%
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations major 500 22.2% 10.136 0.56 $31.07 $32.26 $67,090 4.2%
17-2051 Civil Engineers detail 30 27.9% 0.645 0.33 $39.67 $38.85 $80,810 3.9%
17-2112 Industrial Engineers detail 70 16.2% 1.417 0.84 $32.36 $33.52 $69,720 5.6%
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $38.72 $39.35 $81,850 2.0%
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians detail 40 25.3% 0.857 2.37 $19.31 $20.36 $42,350 8.3%
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations major 180 14.8% 3.590 0.42 $22.54 $22.95 $47,740 5.1%
19-4031 Chemical Technicians detail 30 44.4% 0.697 1.48 $24.57 $24.90 $51,780 3.9%
21-0000 Community and Social Service Occupations major 900 7.4% 18.127 1.25 $15.88 $16.71 $34,760 4.9%
21-1012 Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors detail 60 6.0% 1.296 0.71 $28.14 $28.08 $58,400 4.1%
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors detail 80 48.3% 1.589 1.99 $16.96 $17.76 $36,950 7.1%
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers detail 270 12.1% 5.489 2.61 $18.32 $19.01 $39,540 2.5%
21-1022 Healthcare Social Workers detail 60 22.3% 1.123 1.04 $21.24 $21.20 $44,100 10.7%
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants detail 260 26.7% 5.165 1.91 $10.26 $10.72 $22,290 4.8%
23-0000 Legal Occupations major 200 20.5% 3.989 0.51 $22.43 $26.16 $54,420 9.2%
23-1011 Lawyers detail 70 16.2% 1.445 0.32 $30.19 $35.91 $74,700 10.3%
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants detail 50 33.9% 1.101 0.54 $16.06 $17.18 $35,740 8.3%
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations major 3,040 5.9% 61.226 0.95 $20.50 $21.08 $43,850 2.2%
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary detail 60 11.3% 1.115 1.19 $22.70 $22.10 $45,970 2.2%
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education detail 40 7.5% 0.812 0.31 $20.96 $20.64 $42,930 5.9%
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education detail 40 8.8% 0.903 0.75 (4) (4) $51,470 3.0%
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other, Except Substitute Teachers detail 60 17.4% 1.169 0.56 (4) (4) $43,530 4.1%
25-4021 Librarians detail 90 39.3% 1.869 1.74 $24.17 $24.24 $50,410 3.1%
25-4031 Library Technicians detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $16.16 $15.55 $32,350 5.2%
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $24.93 $25.92 $53,910 3.6%
25-9041 Teacher Assistants detail 570 4.5% 11.503 1.26 (4) (4) $25,160 3.0%
25-9099 Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other detail 150 0.0% 3.110 3.97 $17.84 $19.52 $40,610 1.9%
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations major 260 10.4% 5.324 0.40 $13.79 $15.37 $31,960 4.7%
27-1024 Graphic Designers detail 40 10.9% 0.716 0.49 $14.23 $14.62 $30,410 3.4%
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers detail 40 32.5% 0.816 1.45 $10.87 $10.79 $22,440 9.8%
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts detail 30 24.5% 0.629 0.41 (4) (4) $29,860 25.8%
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists detail 40 22.8% 0.879 0.57 $18.48 $19.20 $39,930 6.5%
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations major 3,300 16.9% 66.566 1.13 $24.34 $31.72 $65,970 8.3%
29-1041 Optometrists detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $41.56 $41.32 $85,950 4.1%
29-1051 Pharmacists detail 90 14.3% 1.830 0.85 $52.24 $49.46 $102,880 5.4%
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other detail 90 26.9% 1.824 0.77 (5) $105.36 $219,150 14.8%
29-1071 Physician Assistants detail 50 28.2% 1.042 1.62 $45.03 $44.06 $91,650 14.5%
29-1123 Physical Therapists detail 30 21.0% 0.651 0.44 $35.35 $35.65 $74,160 2.4%
29-1141 Registered Nurses detail 1,270 24.9% 25.626 1.27 $25.62 $26.04 $54,160 2.4%
29-1151 Nurse Anesthetists detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $75.96 $68.19 $141,840 16.1%
29-1171 Nurse Practitioners detail 50 23.0% 0.917 1.13 $43.39 $50.67 $105,390 10.1%
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians detail 60 22.7% 1.282 1.06 $16.09 $17.01 $35,380 2.9%
29-2021 Dental Hygienists detail 90 22.8% 1.808 1.24 $25.08 $24.70 $51,380 4.7%
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists detail 140 25.9% 2.764 1.85 $22.69 $22.67 $47,160 3.8%
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics detail 110 31.1% 2.242 1.25 $13.72 $15.11 $31,430 12.8%
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians detail 180 14.1% 3.649 1.35 $9.86 $10.64 $22,120 5.4%
29-2055 Surgical Technologists detail 70 32.9% 1.466 1.97 $16.19 $16.14 $33,570 2.9%
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses detail 270 22.7% 5.366 0.97 $16.98 $17.08 $35,520 3.2%
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians detail 70 30.3% 1.389 0.99 $15.05 $15.58 $32,400 2.9%
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists detail 50 42.0% 1.010 2.21 $17.93 $21.36 $44,430 9.7%
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations major 1,850 11.2% 37.342 1.24 $10.90 $11.55 $24,010 2.2%
31-1011 Home Health Aides detail 210 11.4% 4.330 0.67 $9.09 $9.67 $20,110 3.5%
31-1014 Nursing Assistants detail 910 13.2% 18.314 1.68 $10.56 $10.78 $22,420 2.9%
31-9091 Dental Assistants detail 110 28.2% 2.155 0.94 $13.61 $13.81 $28,730 6.0%
31-9092 Medical Assistants detail 200 20.2% 4.098 0.97 $12.04 $12.17 $25,310 2.9%
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists detail 60 26.9% 1.234 2.15 $16.04 $15.78 $32,820 8.2%
31-9097 Phlebotomists detail 70 22.8% 1.371 1.78 $11.35 $12.05 $25,070 5.7%
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations major 1,000 4.0% 20.189 0.82 $10.19 $12.52 $26,040 7.0%
33-1099 First-Line Supervisors of Protective Service Workers, All Other detail 60 5.2% 1.270 2.68 $11.26 $12.30 $25,590 3.0%
33-9032 Security Guards detail 490 6.2% 9.844 1.23 $8.58 $8.54 $17,760 4.1%
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations major 4,970 7.6% 100.282 1.13 $8.79 $9.21 $19,150 1.7%
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers detail 370 15.8% 7.420 1.18 $13.09 $14.13 $29,400 3.0%
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria detail 320 9.0% 6.364 2.10 $10.84 $10.85 $22,580 3.7%
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant detail 430 16.3% 8.572 1.12 $9.73 $9.81 $20,400 2.9%
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $10.32 $10.04 $20,890 6.2%
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers detail 280 33.3% 5.564 0.92 $9.48 $9.92 $20,630 3.3%
35-3011 Bartenders detail 170 17.0% 3.498 0.85 $8.88 $9.13 $18,990 3.8%
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food detail 1,900 5.8% 38.282 1.69 $8.49 $8.26 $17,190 2.1%
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $8.57 $8.54 $17,760 3.8%
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses detail 740 14.9% 14.950 0.84 $8.46 $8.28 $17,230 2.6%
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant detail 70 37.7% 1.369 0.75 $9.50 $9.83 $20,450 3.3%
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $8.39 $8.04 $16,720 4.1%
35-9021 Dishwashers detail 170 45.6% 3.338 0.87 $8.43 $8.23 $17,120 3.6%
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop detail 170 25.8% 3.479 1.33 $8.64 $8.62 $17,920 4.0%
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations major 1,570 4.9% 31.577 0.97 $9.08 $10.31 $21,450 4.0%
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers detail 60 11.9% 1.193 0.91 $14.60 $14.70 $30,580 4.0%
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers detail 30 37.4% 0.695 0.92 $24.04 $25.30 $52,630 8.4%
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners detail 810 4.7% 16.373 1.02 $9.01 $9.70 $20,170 5.4%
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners detail 310 14.7% 6.340 0.92 $8.76 $8.86 $18,440 3.8%
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers detail 300 18.5% 5.965 0.94 $9.11 $10.67 $22,190 5.7%
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations major 1,250 10.2% 25.180 0.86 $9.00 $10.53 $21,910 4.1%
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers detail 120 13.3% 2.492 2.29 $12.59 $13.27 $27,610 4.6%
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants detail 80 26.7% 1.611 0.82 $8.57 $8.49 $17,660 3.4%
39-4031 Morticians, Undertakers, and Funeral Directors detail 30 32.9% 0.677 3.83 $23.44 $25.15 $52,310 12.3%
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists detail 100 38.5% 1.984 0.73 $8.74 $9.40 $19,560 8.2%
39-9011 Childcare Workers detail 430 11.3% 8.723 1.82 $8.91 $9.42 $19,580 3.5%
39-9021 Personal Care Aides detail 220 41.6% 4.475 0.59 $8.54 $8.49 $17,650 4.3%
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $17.80 $17.29 $35,950 5.2%
39-9032 Recreation Workers detail 90 22.2% 1.738 0.73 $9.05 $10.04 $20,870 5.6%
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations major 5,170 3.5% 104.187 0.98 $10.04 $13.44 $27,950 3.0%
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers detail 580 10.0% 11.613 1.25 $14.00 $14.68 $30,530 3.8%
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers detail 50 15.9% 1.028 0.55 $27.56 $29.56 $61,480 7.9%
41-2011 Cashiers detail 880 16.8% 17.766 0.70 $8.80 $9.12 $18,970 2.1%
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks detail 150 23.4% 2.935 0.88 $8.98 $9.23 $19,200 3.0%
41-2022 Parts Salespersons detail 130 45.1% 2.598 1.55 $9.56 $11.93 $24,800 9.3%
41-2031 Retail Salespersons detail 1,890 9.5% 38.094 1.14 $9.01 $10.83 $22,530 5.2%
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $12.22 $16.75 $34,830 5.8%
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents detail 580 5.6% 11.678 4.60 $11.02 $14.12 $29,370 5.6%
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other detail 70 14.7% 1.459 0.28 $18.94 $26.90 $55,950 19.5%
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products detail 70 25.1% 1.363 0.49 $33.76 $36.50 $75,930 9.2%
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products detail 470 14.8% 9.414 0.87 $21.65 $23.88 $49,660 4.2%
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents detail 50 15.9% 0.951 0.76 $14.06 $16.73 $34,800 12.4%
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $9.23 $10.13 $21,070 1.8%
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations major 7,450 3.5% 150.265 0.92 $12.59 $13.81 $28,720 1.7%
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers detail 440 6.7% 8.838 0.85 $18.95 $20.34 $42,300 2.6%
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors detail 190 6.1% 3.927 1.33 $11.26 $11.67 $24,270 3.2%
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks detail 230 14.3% 4.628 1.23 $15.32 $14.99 $31,190 2.8%
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks detail 680 7.0% 13.686 1.11 $14.18 $15.17 $31,560 2.8%
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks detail 50 16.6% 0.996 0.75 $15.05 $15.85 $32,970 3.1%
43-3071 Tellers detail 230 25.2% 4.594 1.10 $10.78 $11.15 $23,190 5.7%
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks detail 110 14.9% 2.217 2.35 $14.80 $15.53 $32,300 5.0%
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives detail 600 15.7% 12.148 0.69 $11.67 $12.86 $26,750 3.7%
43-4071 File Clerks detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $11.14 $11.26 $23,420 4.1%
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks detail 60 7.1% 1.175 0.67 $8.80 $8.81 $18,320 3.7%
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan detail 110 26.5% 2.272 1.51 $11.87 $12.15 $25,280 2.7%
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical detail 70 34.2% 1.383 1.73 $10.99 $10.94 $22,750 5.1%
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks detail 480 5.5% 9.575 6.50 $11.04 $11.51 $23,930 2.0%
43-4151 Order Clerks detail 50 27.6% 0.941 0.59 $11.00 $12.76 $26,530 6.7%
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping detail 60 10.5% 1.143 1.07 $14.98 $15.37 $31,970 3.5%
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks detail 480 10.0% 9.608 1.30 $12.19 $12.04 $25,040 1.7%
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $16.77 $16.37 $34,040 3.6%
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance detail 70 21.7% 1.387 0.98 $21.14 $19.93 $41,460 5.2%
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities detail 40 23.6% 0.770 2.54 $20.14 $20.05 $41,690 6.3%
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers detail 130 0.0% 2.701 1.15 $26.16 $24.32 $50,580 2.8%
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks detail 70 28.6% 1.484 0.69 $15.79 $16.61 $34,540 4.4%
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks detail 250 10.6% 4.999 0.94 $12.51 $13.56 $28,200 6.0%
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers detail 550 13.5% 11.168 0.81 $9.93 $11.03 $22,950 2.9%
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping detail 50 18.1% 0.984 1.83 $16.70 $16.04 $33,370 8.1%
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants detail 190 13.1% 3.806 0.62 $17.97 $18.85 $39,210 2.9%
43-6012 Legal Secretaries detail 140 9.5% 2.875 1.73 $12.86 $12.78 $26,590 8.8%
43-6013 Medical Secretaries detail 90 23.4% 1.800 0.46 $13.77 $13.70 $28,490 5.4%
43-6014 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive detail 760 7.0% 15.397 0.96 $12.98 $13.27 $27,600 2.0%
43-9061 Office Clerks, General detail 750 8.3% 15.143 0.70 $11.06 $12.00 $24,960 2.3%
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other detail 80 1.5% 1.707 0.99 $10.93 $11.41 $23,730 3.1%
45-0000 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations major 50 34.2% 0.968 0.29 $16.35 $15.19 $31,590 14.8%
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations major 2,270 4.7% 45.702 1.20 $15.13 $16.49 $34,290 3.3%
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers detail 150 12.2% 2.963 0.85 $23.32 $22.51 $46,820 3.9%
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons detail 70 13.7% 1.343 3.06 $24.93 $23.96 $49,830 3.7%
47-2031 Carpenters detail 400 10.3% 8.011 1.84 $15.12 $15.14 $31,500 3.3%
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $11.19 $11.53 $23,970 11.3%
47-2061 Construction Laborers detail 290 8.4% 5.945 0.95 $9.42 $10.87 $22,610 3.2%
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators detail 170 21.4% 3.516 1.37 $18.95 $18.33 $38,120 2.9%
47-2111 Electricians detail 230 19.9% 4.681 1.17 $20.52 $21.71 $45,160 5.0%
47-2151 Pipelayers detail 60 42.5% 1.129 3.37 $13.63 $15.83 $32,930 9.4%
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters detail 150 8.2% 3.048 1.17 $20.08 $20.62 $42,900 7.9%
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers detail 40 39.6% 0.768 0.75 $12.97 $14.65 $30,470 6.4%
47-3012 Helpers--Carpenters detail 40 17.8% 0.724 2.63 $10.20 $10.49 $21,830 6.2%
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians detail 50 36.0% 0.909 1.99 $10.63 $10.88 $22,630 9.3%
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers detail 70 20.8% 1.359 1.25 $13.30 $13.52 $28,110 3.0%
47-4099 Construction and Related Workers, All Other detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $12.72 $13.61 $28,320 5.8%
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations major 2,480 6.6% 49.901 1.28 $18.72 $19.37 $40,300 2.7%
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers detail 240 10.9% 4.816 1.49 $27.28 $27.49 $57,190 2.5%
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers detail 40 29.7% 0.810 0.78 $15.78 $14.57 $30,300 8.1%
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics detail 200 21.5% 3.997 0.87 $15.01 $15.47 $32,180 4.9%
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists detail 90 20.7% 1.764 1.00 $17.58 $17.85 $37,130 4.9%
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians detail 80 21.3% 1.536 5.86 $15.10 $15.57 $32,380 4.6%
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines detail 30 30.2% 0.647 0.77 $22.26 $22.64 $47,090 3.9%
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $9.93 $10.20 $21,210 10.0%
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers detail 70 31.5% 1.433 0.78 $18.50 $18.51 $38,490 8.0%
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics detail 470 10.4% 9.493 4.10 $23.69 $23.28 $48,430 4.3%
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery detail 40 40.6% 0.829 1.22 $17.39 $16.79 $34,910 7.4%
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $16.83 $18.95 $39,410 3.0%
49-9071 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General detail 550 14.1% 11.172 1.18 $16.16 $16.47 $34,260 4.7%
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers detail 80 27.4% 1.574 1.65 $14.25 $13.62 $28,320 5.5%
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other detail 70 35.9% 1.369 1.38 $11.80 $12.82 $26,670 12.5%
51-0000 Production Occupations major 6,450 10.6% 129.945 1.97 $16.31 $16.94 $35,230 4.0%
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers detail 460 21.5% 9.321 2.14 $27.39 $28.54 $59,360 3.4%
51-2092 Team Assemblers detail 940 40.7% 19.000 2.46 $14.11 $13.90 $28,920 4.9%
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $10.30 $10.74 $22,330 6.1%
51-3011 Bakers detail 50 34.2% 1.006 0.83 $15.17 $13.64 $28,380 9.0%
51-3092 Food Batchmakers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $16.47 $15.94 $33,160 4.2%
51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic detail 50 18.9% 1.030 1.80 $19.99 $18.61 $38,720 6.0%
51-4041 Machinists detail 80 15.2% 1.683 0.56 $17.68 $18.82 $39,140 4.3%
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic detail 150 38.3% 3.106 3.25 $15.50 $15.90 $33,080 3.3%
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers detail 310 9.1% 6.227 2.46 $20.88 $21.38 $44,470 8.7%
51-5112 Printing Press Operators detail 50 41.3% 1.006 0.76 $11.43 $14.58 $30,320 10.2%
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers detail 70 22.7% 1.363 0.89 $9.63 $9.55 $19,860 3.5%
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $12.04 $12.02 $25,010 3.0%
51-8013 Power Plant Operators detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $27.06 $27.21 $56,590 4.3%
51-8031 Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators detail 30 17.1% 0.695 0.84 $19.63 $19.25 $40,050 5.4%
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders detail 70 41.4% 1.371 1.52 $13.11 $13.04 $27,120 4.5%
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers detail 260 19.9% 5.276 1.51 $15.30 $15.74 $32,750 3.9%
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers detail 530 25.4% 10.751 3.34 $10.02 $11.51 $23,940 6.1%
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other detail 210 5.6% 4.213 2.51 $9.83 $10.10 $21,010 6.9%
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations major 3,310 5.7% 66.726 0.99 $13.67 $15.02 $31,240 2.6%
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand detail 50 15.3% 1.058 0.82 $19.11 $18.75 $38,990 3.5%
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators detail 90 13.1% 1.832 1.21 $24.34 $29.51 $61,380 8.8%
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers detail 160 37.7% 3.278 1.08 $9.65 $12.02 $24,990 11.4%
53-3032 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers detail 820 11.7% 16.526 1.38 $16.47 $17.00 $35,350 4.0%
53-3033 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers detail 240 12.5% 4.862 0.82 $11.64 $15.55 $32,340 11.0%
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $19.34 $18.98 $39,470 2.6%
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators detail 410 19.1% 8.364 2.19 $14.73 $14.97 $31,140 5.0%
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment detail 160 21.5% 3.282 1.41 $9.30 $10.44 $21,710 6.8%
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand detail 560 12.5% 11.307 0.69 $10.45 $10.95 $22,770 2.5%
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand detail 80 39.4% 1.659 0.33 $13.22 $13.33 $27,720 7.4%
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors detail 40 23.4% 0.881 0.98 $13.77 $14.70 $30,580 10.8%

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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Kentucky'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