May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates
For metropolitan and nonmetropolitan area definitions used by the OEWS survey, see the metropolitan and nonmetropolitan area definitions page.
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.
Major Occupational Groups in Ames, IA (Note--clicking a link will scroll the page to the occupational group):
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(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 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 $100.00 per hour or $208,000 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.
Iowa's metropolitan and nonmetropolitan area estimates:
Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022