Table 3. Location quotients and wages for selected occupations in the New Iberia, LA, nonmetropolitan area, May 2009
Occupation Location Quotient Annual Mean Wage Employment

Commercial divers

124.00 $52,630 340

Captains, mates, and pilots of water vessels

41.83 73,860 1,330

Ship engineers

37.00 58,650 410

Riggers

31.10 32,470 430

Sailors and marine oilers

29.50 35,070 980

Extraction workers, all other

24.50 46,650 200

Motorboat operators

22.50 36,680 60

Service unit operators, oil, gas, and mining

20.96 49,710 820

Bridge and lock tenders

20.00 33,120 80

Petroleum pump system operators, refinery operators, and gaugers

12.89 66,940 630

Roustabouts, oil and gas

11.30 26,600 740

Derrick operators, oil and gas

10.75 48,680 240

Tool grinders, filers, and sharpeners

10.55 36,570 160

Crane and tower operators

10.13 43,860 440

Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers

7.87 37,330 2,990

Geological and petroleum technicians

7.09 58,380 110

Maintenance workers, machinery

6.57 33,190 460

Helpers—painters, paperhangers, plasterers, and stucco masons

6.33 24,850 110

Petroleum engineers

6.30 84,960 180

Helpers, construction trades, all other

6.19 22,430 140

 

Last Modified Date: October 27, 2010