May 2013 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 49,410 3.0% 1000.000 1.00 $14.04 $17.54 $36,490 2.1%
11-0000 Management Occupations major 2,010 4.7% 40.767 0.83 $35.77 $40.36 $83,940 2.6%
11-1011 Chief Executives detail 80 17.9% 1.554 0.83 $59.06 $67.93 $141,290 9.4%
11-1021 General and Operations Managers detail 700 6.2% 14.096 0.95 $37.60 $42.62 $88,660 4.7%
11-2022 Sales Managers detail 60 16.7% 1.148 0.43 $35.87 $38.82 $80,740 5.6%
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers detail 50 18.0% 0.947 0.47 $34.37 $34.10 $70,930 3.9%
11-3031 Financial Managers detail 220 13.5% 4.412 1.17 $32.18 $37.23 $77,430 6.6%
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers detail 130 10.2% 2.659 2.13 $38.97 $42.21 $87,790 7.6%
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers detail 50 21.4% 1.004 1.30 $36.77 $42.39 $88,160 13.1%
11-9021 Construction Managers detail 80 18.0% 1.530 0.95 $38.29 $44.33 $92,200 7.1%
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School detail 100 1.8% 1.967 1.15 (4) (4) $83,540 2.9%
11-9041 Architectural and Engineering Managers detail 50 45.6% 0.967 0.70 $49.31 $51.99 $108,130 4.1%
11-9051 Food Service Managers detail 100 15.7% 2.048 1.42 $20.60 $21.28 $44,260 4.2%
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers detail 110 13.7% 2.129 0.94 $42.22 $47.23 $98,240 9.8%
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers detail 30 21.1% 0.627 0.50 $22.77 $23.89 $49,690 7.2%
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers detail 50 20.9% 1.073 1.23 $25.00 $26.41 $54,930 3.7%
11-9199 Managers, All Other detail 30 18.5% 0.658 0.25 $33.17 $31.68 $65,900 3.5%
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations major 1,070 9.1% 21.615 0.43 $23.14 $26.72 $55,570 4.1%
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products detail 80 19.3% 1.569 0.73 $25.27 $25.96 $54,000 5.3%
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators detail 30 19.3% 0.644 0.31 $29.44 $28.26 $58,780 5.0%
13-1041 Compliance Officers detail 40 21.3% 0.868 0.49 $19.28 $20.57 $42,790 5.9%
13-1051 Cost Estimators detail 50 31.9% 0.923 0.60 $24.45 $27.23 $56,640 6.1%
13-1071 Human Resources Specialists detail 70 12.7% 1.510 0.47 $18.57 $19.92 $41,430 4.1%
13-1075 Labor Relations Specialists detail 70 11.7% 1.461 2.54 $19.22 $18.29 $38,040 13.9%
13-1111 Management Analysts detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $30.71 $33.68 $70,040 6.6%
13-1151 Training and Development Specialists detail 40 18.0% 0.866 0.51 $20.58 $20.83 $43,320 5.3%
13-1161 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists detail 40 22.3% 0.771 0.24 $29.23 $38.22 $79,490 12.8%
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other detail 70 21.3% 1.340 0.19 $20.03 $19.91 $41,410 3.8%
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors detail 200 12.3% 4.072 0.46 $28.49 $30.69 $63,840 3.4%
13-2072 Loan Officers detail 130 14.1% 2.611 1.15 $27.83 $27.91 $58,060 8.0%
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Occupations major 350 15.1% 7.120 0.26 $24.64 $26.75 $55,640 3.7%
15-1121 Computer Systems Analysts detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $26.66 $30.25 $62,920 4.8%
15-1132 Software Developers, Applications detail 40 27.6% 0.791 0.16 $33.82 $39.50 $82,150 5.4%
15-1142 Network and Computer Systems Administrators detail 60 17.8% 1.172 0.43 $25.22 $24.86 $51,710 2.8%
15-1151 Computer User Support Specialists detail 80 27.3% 1.670 0.41 $19.01 $18.45 $38,380 2.4%
15-1199 Computer Occupations, All Other detail 30 42.4% 0.682 0.46 $31.02 $29.95 $62,290 10.2%
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations major 510 22.6% 10.247 0.57 $31.35 $32.90 $68,420 4.2%
17-2051 Civil Engineers detail 50 17.9% 1.052 0.53 $34.85 $36.96 $76,880 4.3%
17-2112 Industrial Engineers detail 70 9.7% 1.378 0.79 $34.00 $35.05 $72,910 6.1%
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $40.27 $40.67 $84,590 2.1%
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations major 120 13.5% 2.473 0.29 $24.58 $24.07 $50,070 6.0%
21-0000 Community and Social Service Occupations major 750 7.5% 15.122 1.05 $16.61 $17.67 $36,750 4.9%
21-1012 Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors detail 60 6.0% 1.235 0.68 $29.24 $28.07 $58,390 4.0%
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $16.66 $17.22 $35,820 8.4%
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors detail 50 46.1% 1.054 1.35 $17.77 $18.75 $39,010 4.8%
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers detail 270 9.4% 5.408 2.59 $18.32 $18.57 $38,620 3.2%
21-1022 Healthcare Social Workers detail 50 28.1% 0.939 0.88 $22.06 $22.08 $45,940 9.2%
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants detail 170 24.4% 3.483 1.30 $11.17 $11.71 $24,350 4.4%
23-0000 Legal Occupations major 210 22.7% 4.169 0.53 $24.33 $27.40 $56,990 13.7%
23-1011 Lawyers detail 90 20.8% 1.890 0.42 $30.18 $34.78 $72,330 8.5%
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants detail 30 39.6% 0.690 0.34 $18.28 $19.52 $40,600 4.7%
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations major 3,060 6.4% 61.838 0.98 $21.69 $21.99 $45,750 2.1%
25-1072 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary detail 30 37.6% 0.690 1.63 (8) (8) (8) (8)
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $20.79 $20.73 $43,130 3.0%
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education detail 40 6.6% 0.852 0.32 $22.15 $21.52 $44,760 5.1%
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education detail 60 9.2% 1.137 0.96 (4) (4) $49,670 2.6%
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education detail 530 1.6% 10.633 1.05 (4) (4) $49,430 2.0%
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education detail 230 0.7% 4.667 0.99 (4) (4) $51,480 2.3%
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education detail 310 2.2% 6.242 0.87 (4) (4) $53,080 2.8%
25-2052 Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School detail 100 0.0% 2.083 1.39 (4) (4) $49,100 1.7%
25-2053 Special Education Teachers, Middle School detail 60 0.0% 1.305 1.79 (4) (4) $50,820 1.8%
25-2054 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School detail 80 0.0% 1.625 1.61 (4) (4) $50,250 1.7%
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other, Except Substitute Teachers detail 30 29.6% 0.696 0.34 (4) (4) $35,240 9.8%
25-4021 Librarians detail 100 34.0% 2.099 2.04 $25.35 $25.26 $52,550 3.4%
25-4031 Library Technicians detail 90 43.7% 1.832 2.53 $16.11 $15.45 $32,130 2.6%
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $25.44 $26.55 $55,220 3.6%
25-9041 Teacher Assistants detail 550 4.3% 11.046 1.23 (4) (4) $25,090 3.2%
25-9099 Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other detail 110 2.7% 2.273 2.84 $31.38 $25.75 $53,570 4.0%
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations major 260 10.3% 5.258 0.40 $12.93 $14.25 $29,650 4.1%
27-1024 Graphic Designers detail 30 35.5% 0.660 0.45 $13.45 $14.14 $29,420 3.3%
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers detail 60 20.6% 1.170 2.14 $10.92 $11.14 $23,170 5.4%
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts detail 40 29.8% 0.870 0.56 (4) (4) $29,790 17.7%
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists detail 50 27.4% 0.937 0.61 $18.84 $18.85 $39,220 4.4%
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations major 3,330 16.8% 67.419 1.15 $24.24 $30.77 $64,000 5.8%
29-1041 Optometrists detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $42.72 $43.02 $89,490 5.4%
29-1051 Pharmacists detail 90 17.1% 1.801 0.83 $57.60 $53.04 $110,310 7.1%
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other detail 100 25.2% 2.079 0.90 (5) $106.52 $221,560 10.2%
29-1071 Physician Assistants detail 50 29.0% 0.988 1.49 $42.12 $41.77 $86,880 10.3%
29-1123 Physical Therapists detail 30 19.9% 0.698 0.47 $36.37 $36.52 $75,950 2.3%
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists detail 40 19.4% 0.816 0.91 $21.72 $23.36 $48,580 2.8%
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists detail 50 3.6% 0.927 0.98 $28.28 $29.45 $61,260 2.5%
29-1141 Registered Nurses detail 1,290 24.3% 26.076 1.30 $25.92 $26.34 $54,780 2.5%
29-1171 Nurse Practitioners detail 40 20.0% 0.737 0.86 $43.01 $49.72 $103,410 12.1%
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists detail 50 30.7% 0.931 0.76 $27.08 $27.33 $56,850 3.0%
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians detail 90 23.3% 1.904 1.61 $17.67 $17.88 $37,190 2.4%
29-2021 Dental Hygienists detail 90 17.6% 1.838 1.27 $26.65 $26.83 $55,810 2.5%
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians detail 40 30.8% 0.864 2.25 $15.04 $18.35 $38,180 11.6%
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists detail 120 27.2% 2.518 1.72 $23.55 $23.55 $48,980 3.0%
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics detail 100 35.8% 1.943 1.08 (8) (8) (8) (8)
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians detail 160 17.8% 3.337 1.22 $10.31 $10.94 $22,750 3.9%
29-2055 Surgical Technologists detail 70 32.8% 1.459 1.98 $16.50 $16.45 $34,220 2.8%
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses detail 280 10.3% 5.602 1.05 $17.12 $17.34 $36,060 2.7%
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians detail 80 30.4% 1.647 1.21 $15.15 $15.65 $32,550 3.8%
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists detail 60 19.5% 1.273 2.69 $18.78 $21.37 $44,460 6.9%
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations major 1,880 10.6% 38.029 1.28 $10.98 $11.63 $24,180 2.1%
31-1011 Home Health Aides detail 250 6.7% 5.064 0.83 $9.14 $9.72 $20,230 2.6%
31-1014 Nursing Assistants detail 930 12.5% 18.749 1.74 $10.67 $10.86 $22,580 2.7%
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants detail 40 24.7% 0.712 1.30 $21.89 $21.30 $44,310 7.1%
31-9091 Dental Assistants detail 90 16.1% 1.842 0.79 $14.02 $14.30 $29,740 3.9%
31-9092 Medical Assistants detail 200 14.2% 3.977 0.92 $12.35 $12.51 $26,020 2.5%
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists detail 70 23.7% 1.439 2.79 $16.02 $15.55 $32,340 6.0%
31-9097 Phlebotomists detail 80 28.7% 1.589 1.95 $11.75 $12.47 $25,940 4.6%
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other detail 60 20.2% 1.241 1.65 $11.29 $12.13 $25,230 2.2%
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations major 950 10.3% 19.316 0.79 $10.10 $12.08 $25,130 5.2%
33-1099 First-Line Supervisors of Protective Service Workers, All Other detail 50 11.8% 1.058 2.18 $11.80 $13.20 $27,450 2.9%
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers detail 90 12.6% 1.821 0.38 $20.62 $20.55 $42,740 3.4%
33-9032 Security Guards detail 480 21.3% 9.739 1.21 $8.69 $8.72 $18,130 3.9%
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations major 4,680 2.9% 94.758 1.05 $8.79 $9.18 $19,090 1.7%
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers detail 370 15.8% 7.541 1.19 $13.39 $13.98 $29,080 3.3%
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria detail 310 10.0% 6.282 2.08 $10.78 $10.83 $22,520 3.2%
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant detail 370 16.6% 7.430 0.93 $9.74 $9.68 $20,140 2.7%
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $10.40 $10.09 $20,980 6.7%
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers detail 190 23.4% 3.868 0.62 $9.03 $9.37 $19,490 3.5%
35-3011 Bartenders detail 150 17.7% 3.020 0.72 $8.60 $8.69 $18,070 3.9%
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food detail 1,850 9.3% 37.401 1.64 $8.51 $8.34 $17,340 2.1%
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop detail 40 42.9% 0.739 0.22 $8.63 $8.66 $18,010 4.5%
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses detail 790 19.6% 15.932 0.88 $8.47 $8.30 $17,260 2.5%
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $8.49 $8.14 $16,940 3.7%
35-9021 Dishwashers detail 150 37.1% 3.028 0.81 $8.45 $8.20 $17,060 3.4%
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop detail 190 16.7% 3.847 1.41 $8.59 $8.52 $17,730 3.2%
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations major 1,680 15.1% 33.985 1.05 $9.02 $10.23 $21,280 4.4%
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers detail 60 17.8% 1.156 0.90 $15.01 $15.19 $31,600 3.8%
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers detail 30 24.3% 0.615 0.82 $21.47 $26.74 $55,620 11.3%
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners detail 680 8.1% 13.797 0.87 $9.17 $9.87 $20,520 5.7%
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners detail 600 41.4% 12.125 1.75 $8.55 $8.52 $17,730 4.1%
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers detail 280 20.2% 5.572 0.88 $9.45 $11.59 $24,110 8.7%
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations major 1,410 8.4% 28.452 0.95 $8.97 $10.35 $21,530 3.6%
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers detail 120 11.3% 2.412 2.13 $13.24 $13.77 $28,640 5.0%
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants detail 100 31.4% 2.089 1.06 $8.58 $8.47 $17,630 3.5%
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists detail 80 32.6% 1.678 0.63 $9.58 $10.84 $22,550 8.2%
39-9011 Childcare Workers detail 380 12.6% 7.628 1.69 $8.85 $9.26 $19,250 3.1%
39-9021 Personal Care Aides detail 330 20.9% 6.663 0.78 $8.74 $8.79 $18,290 3.5%
39-9032 Recreation Workers detail 140 12.2% 2.750 1.15 $8.88 $9.98 $20,760 3.4%
39-9041 Residential Advisors detail 100 40.2% 1.945 2.92 $8.77 $9.00 $18,720 3.0%
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations major 4,980 3.8% 100.834 0.95 $10.57 $13.97 $29,060 2.9%
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers detail 550 11.0% 11.222 1.23 $15.44 $16.02 $33,320 2.3%
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers detail 40 25.7% 0.765 0.41 $29.11 $35.38 $73,590 11.6%
41-2011 Cashiers detail 1,000 14.6% 20.326 0.81 $8.91 $9.17 $19,070 1.7%
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks detail 190 19.1% 3.847 1.18 $8.77 $9.88 $20,550 7.1%
41-2022 Parts Salespersons detail 160 21.5% 3.277 1.96 $11.08 $11.96 $24,870 7.2%
41-2031 Retail Salespersons detail 1,800 10.0% 36.343 1.07 $9.26 $11.80 $24,530 5.2%
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents detail 130 28.6% 2.552 0.95 $13.15 $16.43 $34,170 5.2%
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents detail 370 3.3% 7.509 3.06 (8) (8) (8) (8)
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other detail 120 28.6% 2.433 0.42 $17.64 $20.81 $43,290 7.3%
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products detail 40 40.8% 0.712 0.27 $38.16 $40.59 $84,440 9.6%
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products detail 440 12.2% 8.986 0.85 $23.40 $25.63 $53,300 6.0%
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents detail 40 19.8% 0.745 0.62 $13.15 $17.31 $36,010 19.9%
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations major 7,020 3.4% 142.115 0.88 $13.02 $14.00 $29,110 1.5%
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers detail 420 6.2% 8.599 0.83 $18.20 $19.24 $40,020 2.3%
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks detail 260 11.7% 5.224 1.40 $15.26 $15.17 $31,550 3.1%
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks detail 590 7.6% 12.030 1.01 $15.77 $16.57 $34,460 2.2%
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks detail 40 18.1% 0.850 0.66 $16.29 $16.82 $34,980 3.3%
43-3071 Tellers detail 260 8.9% 5.278 1.33 $10.80 $11.11 $23,110 4.4%
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks detail 100 15.1% 2.111 2.20 $14.83 $15.42 $32,080 5.8%
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives detail 390 11.3% 7.804 0.43 $12.63 $13.13 $27,300 2.5%
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks detail 60 10.5% 1.212 0.68 $8.91 $8.99 $18,710 5.8%
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan detail 140 26.8% 2.757 1.90 $12.61 $12.97 $26,990 4.0%
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical detail 100 38.3% 1.959 2.55 $11.84 $11.34 $23,590 7.7%
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping detail 50 13.5% 0.957 0.93 $16.72 $16.54 $34,400 3.1%
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks detail 490 8.9% 9.939 1.35 $12.24 $12.12 $25,200 1.9%
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other detail 90 1.8% 1.730 1.27 $12.92 $13.10 $27,240 2.8%
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers detail 50 48.2% 0.911 1.63 $8.85 $9.39 $19,540 4.3%
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers detail 40 32.0% 0.899 1.23 $17.28 $17.77 $36,960 2.8%
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance detail 70 29.0% 1.496 1.07 $22.01 $20.30 $42,230 8.5%
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities detail 40 34.9% 0.773 2.70 $21.29 $21.96 $45,680 7.1%
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers detail 140 0.0% 2.773 1.20 $25.88 $23.95 $49,820 3.0%
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks detail 70 26.3% 1.441 0.68 $16.98 $18.07 $37,590 5.0%
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks detail 220 11.0% 4.507 0.88 $12.28 $13.56 $28,210 4.6%
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers detail 740 10.9% 14.902 1.10 $9.19 $10.33 $21,490 3.5%
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping detail 50 26.8% 0.967 1.83 $16.67 $16.47 $34,260 10.1%
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants detail 130 15.9% 2.615 0.46 $18.01 $18.75 $39,000 2.6%
43-6012 Legal Secretaries detail 200 28.6% 3.997 2.40 $14.15 $14.04 $29,200 7.0%
43-6013 Medical Secretaries detail 100 22.4% 2.012 0.52 $13.73 $13.87 $28,850 5.6%
43-6014 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive detail 710 7.7% 14.396 0.88 $12.95 $13.46 $27,990 2.1%
43-9061 Office Clerks, General detail 660 8.4% 13.331 0.62 $11.30 $12.26 $25,490 2.4%
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other detail 60 2.5% 1.174 0.65 $11.15 $11.68 $24,280 3.5%
45-0000 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations major 40 40.2% 0.838 0.26 $19.15 $18.44 $38,350 8.1%
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations major 2,480 4.7% 50.237 1.31 $17.67 $19.09 $39,710 5.0%
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers detail 160 13.7% 3.303 0.94 $22.66 $22.72 $47,250 4.3%
47-2031 Carpenters detail 330 16.4% 6.659 1.52 $18.09 $22.88 $47,590 7.1%
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers detail 50 47.8% 0.923 0.86 $13.36 $14.74 $30,650 13.1%
47-2061 Construction Laborers detail 520 18.6% 10.474 1.68 $14.18 $15.58 $32,400 6.3%
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators detail 340 15.7% 6.837 2.66 $21.07 $21.23 $44,160 5.8%
47-2111 Electricians detail 240 12.9% 4.857 1.19 $21.14 $22.06 $45,890 4.5%
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance detail 40 28.1% 0.852 0.59 $15.79 $16.69 $34,710 8.3%
47-2151 Pipelayers detail 80 42.0% 1.688 5.45 $10.75 $12.50 $26,000 11.2%
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters detail 170 9.6% 3.491 1.32 $20.92 $21.66 $45,050 6.3%
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers detail 60 36.9% 1.174 1.16 $16.56 $16.42 $34,150 3.4%
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians detail 60 46.3% 1.146 2.39 $13.36 $13.08 $27,200 10.8%
47-3015 Helpers--Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $11.99 $11.78 $24,510 11.0%
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors detail 40 0.0% 0.836 1.26 $31.08 $28.31 $58,880 4.8%
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers detail 40 23.8% 0.870 0.83 $12.43 $13.26 $27,590 3.9%
47-4099 Construction and Related Workers, All Other detail 50 37.7% 1.091 4.69 $16.62 $17.13 $35,630 4.5%
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations major 2,360 6.4% 47.725 1.23 $19.24 $20.23 $42,090 3.5%
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers detail 220 12.3% 4.394 1.36 $27.95 $28.21 $58,670 3.6%
49-2092 Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $15.37 $15.35 $31,920 3.3%
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers detail 40 48.4% 0.779 0.77 $15.78 $14.28 $29,710 9.4%
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics detail 190 10.5% 3.910 0.86 $17.14 $16.86 $35,080 3.1%
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists detail 70 21.3% 1.419 0.79 $17.85 $18.61 $38,710 3.3%
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians detail 80 20.5% 1.660 6.32 $15.74 $15.67 $32,590 2.3%
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines detail 40 34.1% 0.767 0.87 $18.90 $19.67 $40,920 8.7%
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $10.67 $10.80 $22,470 4.6%
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers detail 60 15.1% 1.228 0.65 $20.26 $20.45 $42,540 3.0%
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics detail 480 14.0% 9.753 4.21 $24.75 $24.35 $50,640 5.8%
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery detail 40 41.2% 0.777 1.15 $17.86 $17.12 $35,610 7.3%
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers detail 80 42.9% 1.696 2.02 $31.06 $29.93 $62,260 4.5%
49-9071 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General detail 560 9.6% 11.382 1.21 $15.93 $16.54 $34,400 4.5%
49-9096 Riggers detail 30 2.3% 0.635 4.86 $26.23 $26.09 $54,260 5.4%
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other detail 80 37.3% 1.670 1.63 $12.23 $13.24 $27,530 11.8%
51-0000 Production Occupations major 6,230 14.4% 126.009 1.91 $16.29 $16.97 $35,300 4.3%
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers detail 510 12.8% 10.275 2.35 $25.89 $26.74 $55,620 4.8%
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $9.23 $9.48 $19,720 4.3%
51-3011 Bakers detail 70 47.2% 1.419 1.14 $14.87 $14.38 $29,900 4.9%
51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic detail 50 49.8% 0.990 1.79 $15.48 $16.25 $33,790 11.0%
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic detail 130 38.0% 2.676 1.89 $10.57 $10.53 $21,910 3.8%
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic detail 60 37.6% 1.235 2.31 $14.62 $16.54 $34,400 11.6%
51-4041 Machinists detail 100 25.6% 2.054 0.70 $17.09 $18.27 $38,000 5.6%
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers detail 440 9.8% 8.982 3.38 $17.29 $18.70 $38,890 9.3%
51-5112 Printing Press Operators detail 30 39.5% 0.633 0.50 $16.18 $16.09 $33,470 6.8%
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers detail 80 25.6% 1.625 1.09 $9.08 $9.25 $19,240 3.2%
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $12.22 $12.22 $25,420 3.2%
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $11.79 $12.68 $26,380 9.1%
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders detail 100 28.2% 1.981 2.24 $13.36 $14.87 $30,920 15.3%
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders detail 60 40.7% 1.273 2.84 $13.69 $15.03 $31,270 12.1%
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers detail 340 16.1% 6.891 1.94 $15.19 $15.98 $33,240 4.6%
51-9196 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders detail 180 40.7% 3.544 4.95 $23.12 $23.84 $49,590 8.7%
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers detail 260 27.6% 5.244 1.63 $10.87 $12.04 $25,040 6.0%
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other detail 140 9.5% 2.846 1.83 $10.21 $10.64 $22,140 4.4%
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations major 4,040 12.7% 81.678 1.20 $12.78 $14.22 $29,570 4.1%
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand detail 70 13.9% 1.336 1.06 $22.02 $27.85 $57,930 17.6%
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators detail 100 17.7% 1.987 1.33 $23.87 $28.51 $59,300 9.9%
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client detail 330 16.7% 6.594 1.76 $12.95 $12.43 $25,860 5.2%
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers detail 220 38.6% 4.406 1.47 $9.00 $10.21 $21,230 9.1%
53-3032 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers detail 880 9.7% 17.762 1.49 $16.97 $17.42 $36,240 4.1%
53-3033 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers detail 230 15.6% 4.665 0.80 $10.77 $11.78 $24,500 5.0%
53-6031 Automotive and Watercraft Service Attendants detail 70 32.1% 1.324 1.55 $15.35 $14.71 $30,590 9.9%
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $10.41 $11.08 $23,050 4.6%
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators detail 460 17.2% 9.275 2.44 $14.92 $14.96 $31,120 4.7%
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment detail 90 27.1% 1.876 0.80 $9.25 $11.15 $23,180 9.6%
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand detail 710 6.3% 14.272 0.83 $10.94 $11.77 $24,480 4.5%
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $9.47 $9.65 $20,060 5.4%
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors detail 40 26.5% 0.751 0.85 $16.26 $16.60 $34,520 5.4%

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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Kentucky'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