May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Ames, IA



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These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in Ames, IA, a metropolitan statistical area in Iowa.

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 Ames, IA (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 41,460 1.5% 1000.000 1.00 $17.26 $21.27 $44,240 5.9%
11-0000 Management Occupations major 2,490 6.0% 60.014 1.22 $39.19 $43.24 $89,930 4.7%
11-1011 Chief Executives detail 110 14.2% 2.728 1.45 $57.08 $70.04 $145,680 10.2%
11-1021 General and Operations Managers detail 480 7.4% 11.692 0.79 $36.12 $42.39 $88,180 3.7%
11-2021 Marketing Managers detail 40 19.3% 0.892 0.68 $52.67 $62.56 $130,120 19.3%
11-2022 Sales Managers detail 60 21.5% 1.544 0.58 $58.82 $53.48 $111,240 7.9%
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers detail 80 6.2% 2.012 0.99 $35.07 $35.68 $74,220 4.7%
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers detail 120 8.4% 2.815 1.17 $46.87 $48.52 $100,930 2.1%
11-3031 Financial Managers detail 150 11.9% 3.654 0.97 $50.58 $52.27 $108,710 3.5%
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers detail 100 4.6% 2.472 1.98 $42.56 $43.93 $91,370 3.7%
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers detail 30 10.1% 0.801 1.03 $41.35 $43.08 $89,600 5.1%
11-9021 Construction Managers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $21.39 $22.58 $46,970 6.1%
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School detail 50 9.8% 1.117 0.65 (4) (4) $85,030 6.2%
11-9041 Architectural and Engineering Managers detail 50 6.4% 1.211 0.88 $55.91 $57.36 $119,300 4.5%
11-9051 Food Service Managers detail 110 13.9% 2.605 1.81 $20.99 $22.48 $46,760 7.2%
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers detail 190 4.0% 4.518 2.00 $39.67 $41.34 $85,980 6.9%
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers detail 30 12.8% 0.832 2.13 $55.66 $55.54 $115,510 3.6%
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers detail 70 28.4% 1.790 2.06 $19.41 $21.39 $44,480 7.9%
11-9199 Managers, All Other detail 70 14.5% 1.701 0.65 $42.44 $44.79 $93,160 7.2%
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations major (8) (8) (8) (8) $27.05 $27.95 $58,130 2.2%
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products detail 90 4.5% 2.058 0.96 $29.16 $28.86 $60,030 2.5%
13-1041 Compliance Officers detail 40 21.4% 0.967 0.54 $29.19 $32.39 $67,360 3.3%
13-1051 Cost Estimators detail 50 19.7% 1.223 0.80 $31.03 $28.47 $59,220 7.3%
13-1071 Human Resources Specialists detail 100 9.6% 2.369 0.74 $22.76 $23.55 $48,980 2.7%
13-1081 Logisticians detail 40 5.2% 0.943 1.04 $29.85 $29.96 $62,320 2.0%
13-1111 Management Analysts detail 60 17.3% 1.435 0.34 $34.34 $34.92 $72,630 4.0%
13-1151 Training and Development Specialists detail 50 22.6% 1.129 0.67 $25.05 $27.66 $57,530 10.0%
13-1161 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists detail 120 12.2% 2.943 0.91 $28.84 $30.26 $62,950 4.6%
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $26.65 $26.93 $56,020 2.4%
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors detail 280 6.9% 6.679 0.76 $25.62 $28.67 $59,640 3.5%
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $26.91 $27.69 $57,590 7.0%
13-2072 Loan Officers detail 50 23.4% 1.100 0.48 $28.81 $31.69 $65,920 12.2%
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other detail 40 0.0% 0.849 0.76 $32.57 $32.93 $68,500 2.7%
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Occupations major 1,380 8.4% 33.186 1.19 $30.25 $31.51 $65,530 2.9%
15-1121 Computer Systems Analysts detail 380 12.9% 9.251 2.42 $33.92 $35.42 $73,680 3.4%
15-1131 Computer Programmers detail 120 19.8% 2.863 1.22 $25.70 $26.57 $55,270 5.3%
15-1132 Software Developers, Applications detail 270 8.9% 6.571 1.35 $35.54 $36.25 $75,410 4.6%
15-1142 Network and Computer Systems Administrators detail 120 24.3% 2.776 1.02 $28.11 $28.54 $59,370 3.6%
15-1151 Computer User Support Specialists detail 130 19.9% 3.167 0.78 $25.77 $25.36 $52,750 4.3%
15-1152 Computer Network Support Specialists detail 160 6.4% 3.893 3.13 $24.16 $25.02 $52,040 2.3%
15-1199 Computer Occupations, All Other detail 90 24.2% 2.270 1.53 $32.34 $29.79 $61,960 11.3%
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations major 1,010 4.0% 24.331 1.36 $31.75 $32.57 $67,750 2.0%
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval detail 30 24.0% 0.842 1.33 $32.00 $32.42 $67,430 5.9%
17-2051 Civil Engineers detail 260 4.5% 6.329 3.20 $39.97 $38.40 $79,860 2.4%
17-2112 Industrial Engineers detail 90 8.1% 2.200 1.26 $36.59 $37.44 $77,880 3.2%
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers detail 70 9.8% 1.650 0.85 $34.89 $36.21 $75,320 3.9%
17-2199 Engineers, All Other detail 60 0.0% 1.498 1.64 $35.52 $37.21 $77,410 1.4%
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians detail 160 8.3% 3.953 7.51 $30.93 $29.84 $62,080 3.7%
17-3023 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $26.55 $26.05 $54,170 2.7%
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians detail 40 0.0% 0.878 1.70 $22.36 $23.06 $47,950 1.9%
17-3029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other detail 60 18.2% 1.524 3.06 $21.81 $23.38 $48,620 10.1%
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations major 1,360 2.9% 32.877 3.84 $24.78 $26.81 $55,760 1.5%
19-1013 Soil and Plant Scientists detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $25.60 $27.46 $57,120 4.5%
19-1042 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists detail 40 31.1% 0.907 1.15 $22.40 $30.16 $62,730 9.8%
19-2031 Chemists detail 50 12.9% 1.252 1.90 $35.29 $37.89 $78,810 2.6%
19-4011 Agricultural and Food Science Technicians detail 230 15.2% 5.644 38.60 $18.17 $18.59 $38,660 4.3%
19-4021 Biological Technicians detail 240 1.2% 5.857 10.85 $22.39 $20.90 $43,470 2.7%
19-4031 Chemical Technicians detail 50 39.9% 1.098 2.28 $15.52 $17.58 $36,570 4.9%
19-4099 Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $27.45 $27.56 $57,320 2.8%
21-0000 Community and Social Service Occupations major 670 15.6% 16.258 1.13 $15.53 $17.38 $36,150 7.6%
21-1012 Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors detail 160 3.7% 3.838 2.10 $22.34 $23.00 $47,830 3.7%
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors detail 50 27.5% 1.221 1.40 $18.58 $19.34 $40,220 9.4%
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers detail 300 33.1% 7.205 3.45 $11.32 $13.08 $27,210 8.3%
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants detail 30 9.8% 0.786 0.29 $13.69 $13.93 $28,980 3.2%
23-0000 Legal Occupations major 110 14.9% 2.731 0.35 $26.85 $37.46 $77,920 7.7%
23-1011 Lawyers detail 50 27.9% 1.206 0.27 $43.11 $51.04 $106,170 17.6%
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants detail 40 14.9% 1.016 0.50 $21.08 $20.37 $42,370 7.0%
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations major 3,550 4.8% 85.575 1.35 $27.22 $31.74 $66,020 13.7%
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education detail 120 20.6% 2.784 1.05 $11.14 $11.82 $24,580 2.8%
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education detail 200 45.1% 4.745 0.47 (8) (8) (8) (8)
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education detail 150 32.1% 3.599 0.77 (4) (4) $49,400 4.1%
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education detail 240 36.0% 5.866 0.82 (4) (4) $50,430 5.4%
25-2053 Special Education Teachers, Middle School detail 40 25.7% 0.929 1.27 (4) (4) $51,340 4.2%
25-2054 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School detail 100 29.6% 2.378 2.36 (4) (4) $46,970 4.3%
25-3098 Substitute Teachers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $12.53 $12.43 $25,860 6.6%
25-4021 Librarians detail 40 10.3% 0.902 0.88 $24.95 $24.53 $51,030 3.9%
25-9041 Teacher Assistants detail 310 27.9% 7.461 0.83 (4) (4) $20,720 3.4%
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations major 650 21.6% 15.681 1.18 $20.25 $21.53 $44,790 4.2%
27-1024 Graphic Designers detail 100 6.4% 2.313 1.58 $20.00 $21.60 $44,920 6.6%
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts detail (8) (8) (8) (8) (4) (4) $20,930 4.4%
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists detail 150 4.4% 3.621 2.37 $24.06 $26.25 $54,600 5.2%
27-4021 Photographers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $14.98 $17.32 $36,020 11.1%
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations major 2,190 5.1% 52.710 0.90 $25.68 $32.70 $68,020 4.7%
29-1051 Pharmacists detail 60 31.6% 1.438 0.66 $51.31 $47.77 $99,360 3.5%
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other detail 30 27.5% 0.835 0.36 (5) $118.50 $246,470 9.5%
29-1071 Physician Assistants detail 30 27.7% 0.825 1.24 $47.64 $50.74 $105,540 15.7%
29-1122 Occupational Therapists detail 40 28.5% 1.064 1.30 $31.25 $30.98 $64,430 2.4%
29-1123 Physical Therapists detail 40 13.2% 0.967 0.66 $33.87 $35.13 $73,080 3.5%
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists detail 60 32.6% 1.392 1.48 $26.49 $27.22 $56,610 2.6%
29-1131 Veterinarians detail 70 4.5% 1.768 3.96 $39.69 $40.52 $84,280 2.3%
29-1141 Registered Nurses detail 720 6.7% 17.317 0.86 $25.52 $26.22 $54,540 4.4%
29-1171 Nurse Practitioners detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $43.47 $46.15 $95,990 5.8%
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians detail 70 22.2% 1.667 1.41 $20.41 $20.95 $43,580 2.8%
29-2021 Dental Hygienists detail 60 17.1% 1.416 0.98 $34.28 $34.85 $72,490 4.0%
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians detail 120 18.2% 2.776 1.01 $13.67 $13.93 $28,970 3.9%
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians detail 70 23.3% 1.633 2.46 (8) (8) (8) (8)
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses detail 100 3.7% 2.528 0.48 $19.11 $18.74 $38,980 1.8%
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing detail 60 46.9% 1.341 2.60 $12.93 $13.28 $27,630 4.8%
29-2099 Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other detail 30 14.8% 0.765 1.14 $14.49 $16.50 $34,320 4.7%
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists detail 30 3.0% 0.728 1.54 $28.38 $29.83 $62,040 3.0%
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations major 900 5.4% 21.651 0.73 $13.47 $13.97 $29,050 2.0%
31-1014 Nursing Assistants detail 430 4.9% 10.254 0.95 $12.86 $12.77 $26,560 2.0%
31-9091 Dental Assistants detail 90 15.2% 2.123 0.91 $18.03 $17.62 $36,660 5.8%
31-9092 Medical Assistants detail 120 23.1% 2.820 0.65 $14.75 $14.97 $31,140 3.1%
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists detail 50 15.0% 1.139 2.21 $16.12 $15.29 $31,800 10.0%
31-9097 Phlebotomists detail 60 30.8% 1.479 1.81 $13.50 $13.81 $28,720 2.6%
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations major 340 4.0% 8.312 0.34 $22.71 $22.97 $47,770 2.2%
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers detail 120 7.5% 2.863 0.60 $25.89 $25.83 $53,730 2.6%
33-9032 Security Guards detail 60 14.7% 1.358 0.17 $20.04 $17.53 $36,470 13.5%
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations major 4,260 3.2% 102.769 1.14 $8.90 $9.78 $20,350 3.5%
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks detail 60 22.4% 1.344 1.65 $20.28 $20.31 $42,250 3.6%
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers detail 320 12.1% 7.685 1.21 $12.70 $13.15 $27,350 5.0%
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $10.55 $11.38 $23,670 14.2%
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria detail 210 11.8% 4.969 1.65 $12.73 $12.79 $26,600 6.7%
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant detail 380 18.2% 9.055 1.14 $9.23 $9.49 $19,730 3.4%
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers detail 210 16.0% 4.996 0.80 $9.32 $9.76 $20,300 4.3%
35-3011 Bartenders detail 220 20.8% 5.386 1.29 $8.56 $8.64 $17,980 4.0%
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food detail 1,200 26.5% 29.016 1.27 $8.50 $8.57 $17,820 2.6%
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop detail 140 18.0% 3.452 1.01 $8.93 $9.01 $18,750 3.0%
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses detail 880 17.2% 21.106 1.16 $8.64 $9.22 $19,170 6.7%
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant detail 130 25.6% 3.116 1.69 $10.26 $10.37 $21,560 3.9%
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $8.57 $8.45 $17,570 3.2%
35-9021 Dishwashers detail 80 30.8% 1.862 0.50 $8.70 $8.59 $17,870 2.7%
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop detail 70 27.2% 1.592 0.58 $8.58 $8.35 $17,370 3.0%
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations major 1,550 5.9% 37.403 1.16 $11.74 $12.49 $25,970 4.9%
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers detail 50 26.9% 1.235 0.96 $13.78 $15.25 $31,730 9.2%
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $17.28 $18.14 $37,740 5.5%
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners detail 800 7.9% 19.382 1.22 $13.34 $13.12 $27,280 6.2%
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners detail 330 18.6% 7.977 1.15 $8.99 $9.89 $20,580 4.6%
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers detail 270 19.3% 6.469 1.02 $10.40 $11.46 $23,830 5.7%
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations major 1,250 13.0% 30.087 1.00 $9.63 $11.20 $23,300 4.5%
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers detail 40 31.8% 0.919 0.81 $14.23 $18.04 $37,520 10.1%
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers detail 110 24.4% 2.745 2.36 $19.51 $18.09 $37,620 8.1%
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $8.64 $8.97 $18,650 4.0%
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists detail 150 32.6% 3.734 1.41 $10.55 $11.88 $24,700 9.8%
39-9011 Childcare Workers detail 230 26.8% 5.608 1.24 $8.55 $8.36 $17,380 3.1%
39-9021 Personal Care Aides detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $10.57 $10.68 $22,220 2.8%
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors detail 90 40.3% 2.272 1.26 $8.70 $9.53 $19,810 2.9%
39-9041 Residential Advisors detail 40 16.2% 1.023 1.54 $11.01 $12.13 $25,230 15.5%
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations major 4,040 5.7% 97.503 0.92 $10.72 $15.19 $31,590 3.8%
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers detail 400 11.7% 9.610 1.05 $16.30 $17.12 $35,610 2.9%
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers detail 30 21.0% 0.726 0.39 $33.23 $38.10 $79,260 13.0%
41-2011 Cashiers detail 1,180 11.4% 28.478 1.13 $8.96 $9.27 $19,270 1.8%
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks detail 80 26.3% 2.029 0.62 $13.31 $14.26 $29,660 7.3%
41-2022 Parts Salespersons detail 70 29.8% 1.737 1.04 $15.74 $16.72 $34,770 6.6%
41-2031 Retail Salespersons detail 1,380 9.4% 33.338 0.99 $9.23 $12.17 $25,320 4.6%
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents detail 60 23.3% 1.380 0.52 $20.38 $23.84 $49,590 13.4%
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents detail 50 35.7% 1.107 0.45 $30.79 $27.39 $56,970 11.8%
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other detail 160 30.0% 3.804 0.66 $21.41 $28.75 $59,800 13.3%
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products detail 440 9.6% 10.722 1.01 $25.65 $29.24 $60,820 6.9%
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents detail 40 27.2% 1.076 0.90 $13.01 $16.24 $33,780 13.1%
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations major 5,440 2.7% 131.141 0.81 $15.37 $16.11 $33,500 4.0%
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers detail 240 9.4% 5.712 0.55 $20.19 $21.32 $44,340 5.6%
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks detail 90 18.5% 2.118 0.57 $16.13 $16.17 $33,620 2.8%
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks detail 420 8.8% 10.208 0.85 $16.41 $16.93 $35,210 3.3%
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks detail 30 19.0% 0.741 0.58 $18.05 $18.45 $38,390 3.6%
43-3071 Tellers detail 240 8.6% 5.736 1.44 $10.79 $10.81 $22,490 2.8%
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives detail 330 14.2% 7.979 0.44 $14.87 $15.25 $31,710 3.7%
43-4071 File Clerks detail 60 10.0% 1.423 1.23 (8) (8) (8) (8)
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks detail 150 5.6% 3.519 1.99 $9.06 $9.58 $19,920 6.5%
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan detail 40 15.8% 1.030 0.71 $13.70 $13.88 $28,880 3.8%
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical detail 120 3.7% 2.829 3.68 (8) (8) (8) (8)
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping detail 50 9.8% 1.114 1.08 $18.53 $18.39 $38,260 3.7%
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks detail 300 9.3% 7.246 0.99 $13.26 $13.02 $27,090 2.9%
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers detail 90 0.0% 2.050 0.88 $27.16 $24.77 $51,520 (8)
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks detail 80 5.4% 1.930 0.91 $19.92 $19.97 $41,530 1.9%
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks detail 220 28.9% 5.251 1.03 $13.18 $13.52 $28,130 4.2%
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers detail 490 4.2% 11.781 0.87 $10.51 $11.81 $24,560 3.4%
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants detail 370 3.9% 8.956 1.57 $19.95 $20.10 $41,810 1.9%
43-6012 Legal Secretaries detail 30 41.1% 0.806 0.48 $15.49 $16.19 $33,670 3.1%
43-6013 Medical Secretaries detail 120 14.7% 2.870 0.74 $15.87 $15.77 $32,800 5.2%
43-6014 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive detail 670 7.3% 16.072 0.99 $18.97 $17.88 $37,190 7.1%
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers detail 40 23.9% 0.878 0.56 $15.19 $16.36 $34,030 5.3%
43-9061 Office Clerks, General detail 770 9.3% 18.460 0.86 $14.94 $15.32 $31,870 5.5%
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer detail 50 19.0% 1.107 2.20 $10.01 $12.99 $27,030 15.4%
45-0000 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations major 100 21.7% 2.415 0.74 $17.54 $17.87 $37,160 3.6%
45-2091 Agricultural Equipment Operators detail 40 47.5% 0.965 5.65 $16.96 $17.82 $37,060 4.8%
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse detail 40 27.2% 0.900 0.46 $19.61 $18.59 $38,660 6.6%
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations major 1,400 11.9% 33.755 0.88 $18.73 $19.97 $41,550 4.6%
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers detail 120 38.0% 2.948 0.84 $26.02 $27.26 $56,700 4.4%
47-2031 Carpenters detail 140 42.2% 3.478 0.79 $21.87 $23.84 $49,590 12.9%
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $11.68 $12.79 $26,590 18.8%
47-2061 Construction Laborers detail 350 20.2% 8.351 1.34 $13.84 $14.62 $30,410 2.3%
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators detail 90 15.4% 2.132 0.83 $21.17 $20.94 $43,560 2.0%
47-2111 Electricians detail 210 33.0% 4.959 1.21 $25.04 $24.25 $50,450 6.1%
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters detail 80 22.0% 2.009 0.76 $22.62 $23.05 $47,950 2.8%
47-2181 Roofers detail 40 40.3% 0.924 1.24 $17.76 $19.12 $39,770 4.3%
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors detail 30 7.4% 0.823 1.24 $30.75 $27.20 $56,570 5.0%
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers detail 50 2.7% 1.276 1.22 $23.19 $22.55 $46,900 2.6%
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations major 1,600 6.6% 38.534 0.99 $20.63 $21.32 $44,340 2.3%
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers detail 90 11.7% 2.217 0.69 $30.50 $29.37 $61,090 3.0%
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers detail 50 26.2% 1.266 0.80 $29.39 $27.96 $58,150 8.0%
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers detail 50 14.2% 1.228 1.21 $17.09 $19.48 $40,530 9.5%
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics detail 180 17.0% 4.335 0.95 $17.96 $19.47 $40,490 6.0%
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists detail 90 45.6% 2.287 1.27 $17.95 $19.62 $40,810 4.8%
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians detail 90 25.9% 2.202 8.38 $17.42 $17.64 $36,690 6.9%
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers detail 140 12.0% 3.454 1.82 $23.69 $22.93 $47,700 5.1%
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics detail 110 5.5% 2.605 1.13 $25.32 $26.72 $55,570 5.9%
49-9071 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General detail 450 5.6% 10.922 1.16 $19.21 $19.01 $39,550 3.1%
51-0000 Production Occupations major 2,700 6.6% 65.036 0.98 $15.89 $16.64 $34,600 2.2%
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers detail 130 8.4% 3.061 0.70 $27.24 $27.92 $58,080 3.2%
51-2092 Team Assemblers detail 490 9.5% 11.800 1.48 $14.52 $14.82 $30,820 2.7%
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other detail 100 28.2% 2.357 1.25 $15.83 $15.23 $31,680 7.7%
51-3011 Bakers detail 80 15.2% 1.980 1.59 $9.25 $10.55 $21,940 6.2%
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters detail 70 45.2% 1.587 1.52 $11.34 $12.73 $26,490 6.1%
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $16.06 $16.24 $33,770 12.4%
51-4041 Machinists detail 130 13.3% 3.174 1.08 $17.59 $18.53 $38,530 4.0%
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers detail 90 12.4% 2.277 0.86 $16.05 $15.73 $32,730 2.9%
51-5112 Printing Press Operators detail 120 15.1% 2.989 2.38 $16.24 $16.01 $33,300 4.0%
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers detail 60 24.8% 1.351 0.91 $9.20 $9.35 $19,460 2.8%
51-8031 Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators detail 40 17.4% 0.878 1.06 $22.90 $24.51 $50,980 3.8%
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers detail 190 8.6% 4.475 1.26 $13.79 $15.54 $32,330 7.1%
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $14.37 $14.84 $30,860 3.5%
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders detail 80 32.8% 2.009 3.06 $18.07 $17.18 $35,740 8.9%
51-9196 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $14.06 $14.34 $29,830 4.2%
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other detail 50 6.7% 1.165 0.75 $20.12 $18.77 $39,050 2.5%
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations major 2,230 8.3% 53.762 0.79 $12.53 $14.09 $29,300 3.1%
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators detail 40 23.0% 1.025 0.69 $18.36 $22.84 $47,500 6.0%
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity detail 200 24.5% 4.885 4.10 $14.83 $15.09 $31,380 5.2%
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client detail 120 20.3% 2.996 0.80 $16.54 $16.42 $34,150 14.8%
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $8.46 $8.28 $17,220 4.6%
53-3032 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers detail 260 17.0% 6.255 0.52 $17.50 $19.77 $41,120 5.9%
53-3033 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers detail 250 22.8% 6.136 1.05 $14.90 $15.02 $31,240 9.2%
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs detail 40 4.0% 0.975 0.76 $8.64 $8.60 $17,890 3.7%
53-6031 Automotive and Watercraft Service Attendants detail 50 48.2% 1.085 1.27 $10.24 $10.36 $21,550 3.0%
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators detail 70 10.8% 1.652 0.43 $19.36 $19.47 $40,490 5.6%
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment detail 140 24.7% 3.411 1.45 $9.26 $10.71 $22,270 3.8%
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand detail 610 15.5% 14.700 0.85 $10.93 $12.42 $25,830 3.7%
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand detail 180 48.1% 4.267 0.84 $9.52 $10.73 $22,320 5.3%
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors detail 40 40.6% 0.909 1.04 $10.31 $10.43 $21,690 14.2%

About May 2013 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 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical notes

 

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014