May 2016 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 48,500 2.5% 1000.000 1.00 $14.74 $18.36 $38,200 1.8%
11-0000 Management Occupations major 1,970 6.5% 40.642 0.80 $38.51 $44.11 $91,750 2.1%
11-1011 Chief Executives detail 40 12.7% 0.773 0.49 $70.89 $82.93 $172,500 10.8%
11-1021 General and Operations Managers detail 640 6.9% 13.210 0.85 $37.32 $45.12 $93,850 4.5%
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers detail 40 19.1% 0.845 0.45 $31.59 $33.34 $69,350 5.6%
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers detail 30 13.4% 0.701 0.28 $46.92 $48.38 $100,640 6.6%
11-3031 Financial Managers detail 130 14.9% 2.670 0.69 $51.67 $54.47 $113,300 6.6%
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers detail 120 11.3% 2.388 1.99 $43.65 $45.81 $95,290 3.7%
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers detail 40 16.5% 0.798 0.99 $37.19 $40.32 $83,860 5.9%
11-3121 Human Resources Managers detail 40 13.0% 0.831 0.90 $33.93 $34.78 $72,340 4.7%
11-9021 Construction Managers detail 110 21.0% 2.223 1.25 $32.44 $39.44 $82,030 7.9%
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School detail 100 1.9% 2.078 1.20 (4) (4) $86,510 3.0%
11-9051 Food Service Managers detail 60 24.0% 1.268 0.88 $24.16 $24.73 $51,440 6.5%
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers detail 110 9.0% 2.369 1.00 $38.90 $43.24 $89,930 5.9%
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers detail 30 36.2% 0.633 0.49 $20.33 $25.80 $53,660 26.4%
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers detail 100 11.2% 1.983 2.21 $28.48 $31.80 $66,150 6.6%
11-9199 Managers, All Other detail 60 18.0% 1.175 0.41 $43.25 $41.39 $86,090 4.9%
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations major 1,410 5.8% 29.143 0.56 $23.79 $26.38 $54,870 2.7%
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products detail 60 11.3% 1.274 0.60 $24.39 $26.00 $54,090 3.8%
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators detail 40 24.5% 0.860 0.44 $25.84 $27.54 $57,280 8.5%
13-1041 Compliance Officers detail 40 37.6% 0.924 0.47 $28.79 $29.15 $60,640 5.3%
13-1051 Cost Estimators detail 50 18.0% 0.934 0.61 $18.78 $21.66 $45,050 13.1%
13-1071 Human Resources Specialists detail 120 12.1% 2.499 0.67 $25.73 $25.29 $52,600 2.7%
13-1081 Logisticians detail 30 46.8% 0.652 0.63 $27.79 $28.01 $58,250 6.3%
13-1151 Training and Development Specialists detail 30 18.4% 0.623 0.32 $24.06 $23.81 $49,530 5.5%
13-1161 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists detail 70 16.6% 1.532 0.39 $21.87 $25.82 $53,700 7.0%
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other detail 100 18.8% 2.068 0.30 $23.77 $29.20 $60,750 5.7%
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors detail 210 7.7% 4.400 0.50 $27.65 $29.60 $61,570 3.4%
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors detail 30 48.4% 0.652 0.45 $42.82 $38.63 $80,340 15.9%
13-2071 Credit Counselors detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $17.23 $19.14 $39,810 4.1%
13-2072 Loan Officers detail 200 11.7% 4.214 1.94 $23.81 $27.51 $57,210 7.9%
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other detail 50 14.6% 0.928 1.06 $17.44 $18.50 $38,480 7.6%
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Occupations major 360 6.9% 7.453 0.25 $27.97 $29.63 $61,640 3.3%
15-1121 Computer Systems Analysts detail 50 10.8% 0.953 0.24 $35.56 $36.67 $76,270 2.1%
15-1132 Software Developers, Applications detail 50 32.6% 1.016 0.18 $35.86 $35.46 $73,760 12.1%
15-1142 Network and Computer Systems Administrators detail 100 14.1% 2.103 0.78 $27.44 $29.32 $60,980 3.6%
15-1151 Computer User Support Specialists detail 70 12.3% 1.421 0.33 $20.67 $21.25 $44,210 3.5%
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations major 480 12.0% 9.802 0.55 $33.60 $34.73 $72,240 4.3%
17-2051 Civil Engineers detail 50 27.0% 1.004 0.49 $41.23 $43.46 $90,400 7.5%
17-2112 Industrial Engineers detail 90 31.4% 1.901 1.04 $40.13 $40.98 $85,250 5.3%
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers detail 90 22.6% 1.856 0.91 $39.53 $39.68 $82,540 5.2%
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians detail 30 21.1% 0.649 1.26 $25.21 $24.23 $50,410 6.9%
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations major 180 8.3% 3.775 0.46 $23.20 $26.31 $54,730 6.7%
21-0000 Community and Social Service Occupations major 870 12.0% 18.006 1.25 $18.45 $20.14 $41,890 4.3%
21-1012 Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors detail 80 21.0% 1.715 0.92 $28.87 $27.23 $56,640 5.4%
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors detail 120 19.9% 2.429 2.44 $23.54 $27.11 $56,380 16.5%
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers detail 260 15.0% 5.425 2.55 $19.50 $19.87 $41,330 2.7%
21-1022 Healthcare Social Workers detail 60 22.7% 1.247 1.10 $18.61 $19.40 $40,350 6.7%
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers detail 40 44.6% 0.845 1.04 $14.54 $15.14 $31,490 2.8%
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants detail 150 48.5% 3.173 1.24 $12.90 $13.08 $27,210 5.5%
23-0000 Legal Occupations major 180 34.7% 3.672 0.48 $27.91 $33.08 $68,800 8.0%
23-1011 Lawyers detail 100 23.4% 2.000 0.45 $35.65 $39.74 $82,660 9.8%
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $18.37 $20.91 $43,500 10.6%
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations major 2,790 3.5% 57.605 0.94 $22.54 $22.63 $47,070 1.9%
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education detail 40 0.0% 0.901 0.33 $24.28 $23.66 $49,220 2.1%
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education detail 90 0.0% 1.777 1.65 (4) (4) $48,350 1.9%
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education detail 500 1.9% 10.387 1.05 (4) (4) $51,000 2.4%
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education detail 280 0.0% 5.757 1.29 (4) (4) $52,220 1.8%
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education detail 330 0.0% 6.858 0.96 (4) (4) $55,980 1.8%
25-2052 Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School detail 90 0.0% 1.928 1.42 (4) (4) $52,130 2.0%
25-2053 Special Education Teachers, Middle School detail 60 0.0% 1.326 2.06 (4) (4) $52,730 2.1%
25-2054 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School detail 70 0.0% 1.350 1.43 (4) (4) $53,640 2.0%
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers detail 40 12.2% 0.843 0.52 $15.17 $15.97 $33,220 12.6%
25-4021 Librarians detail 90 37.4% 1.864 2.02 $26.48 $25.27 $52,570 4.7%
25-4031 Library Technicians detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $16.61 $16.18 $33,660 5.3%
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators detail 70 5.0% 1.350 1.29 $30.59 $32.34 $67,260 3.9%
25-9041 Teacher Assistants detail 520 2.0% 10.626 1.18 (4) (4) $26,470 2.3%
25-9099 Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other detail 150 0.0% 3.027 4.22 $17.99 $21.63 $44,980 3.4%
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations major 230 19.6% 4.835 0.36 $16.28 $17.50 $36,390 5.0%
27-1024 Graphic Designers detail 40 26.3% 0.887 0.59 $16.94 $17.92 $37,260 9.4%
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $16.46 $15.80 $32,850 7.6%
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts detail (8) (8) (8) (8) (4) (4) $31,090 8.5%
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations major 2,740 4.0% 56.435 0.95 $24.92 $30.92 $64,300 3.6%
29-1051 Pharmacists detail 80 19.1% 1.684 0.77 $62.44 $60.38 $125,590 3.7%
29-1067 Surgeons detail 40 39.3% 0.831 2.83 (5) $139.29 $289,720 9.5%
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other detail 50 44.7% 1.058 0.44 (5) $113.17 $235,390 13.5%
29-1071 Physician Assistants detail 40 28.1% 0.843 1.14 $45.99 $47.44 $98,680 3.9%
29-1122 Occupational Therapists detail 40 18.9% 0.816 0.97 $35.78 $40.96 $85,200 10.9%
29-1123 Physical Therapists detail 50 16.1% 1.111 0.72 $40.01 $40.35 $83,920 5.2%
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists detail 50 4.7% 1.078 1.11 $29.06 $29.39 $61,120 1.9%
29-1141 Registered Nurses detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $25.96 $26.70 $55,530 2.5%
29-1171 Nurse Practitioners detail 80 40.0% 1.744 1.63 $45.00 $44.47 $92,510 2.9%
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists detail 30 4.1% 0.647 0.55 $28.16 $27.92 $58,080 4.0%
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians detail 40 27.4% 0.786 0.69 (8) (8) (8) (8)
29-2021 Dental Hygienists detail 110 5.1% 2.243 1.54 $26.63 $25.80 $53,660 5.3%
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists detail 110 18.4% 2.216 1.55 $25.90 $25.42 $52,870 2.6%
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians detail 190 9.3% 3.988 1.41 $12.78 $13.02 $27,090 2.8%
29-2055 Surgical Technologists detail 70 0.0% 1.511 2.01 $18.49 $18.93 $39,380 2.4%
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses detail 260 13.0% 5.363 1.07 $21.19 $21.10 $43,890 1.9%
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians detail 100 9.5% 2.148 1.51 $15.16 $17.65 $36,710 8.6%
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists detail 30 17.4% 0.715 1.31 $31.25 $31.95 $66,450 3.4%
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations major 1,340 6.7% 27.535 0.96 $12.70 $13.83 $28,760 3.2%
31-1014 Nursing Assistants detail 550 10.6% 11.330 1.10 $11.36 $11.77 $24,470 3.4%
31-2011 Occupational Therapy Assistants detail 40 28.3% 0.922 3.39 $21.93 $21.89 $45,530 3.6%
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants detail 80 28.3% 1.546 2.54 $23.82 $23.93 $49,780 3.6%
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $8.91 $11.73 $24,400 29.6%
31-9091 Dental Assistants detail 100 0.2% 2.134 0.92 $15.22 $15.39 $32,020 6.9%
31-9092 Medical Assistants detail 230 14.8% 4.820 1.09 $13.19 $13.64 $28,360 3.7%
31-9097 Phlebotomists detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $14.23 $14.35 $29,850 2.7%
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other detail 60 0.0% 1.219 1.82 $12.37 $12.60 $26,200 1.9%
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations major 910 23.3% 18.845 0.78 $11.63 $13.71 $28,510 6.1%
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $24.03 $25.65 $53,350 11.3%
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers detail 80 37.3% 1.631 0.35 $19.13 $18.93 $39,370 4.0%
33-9032 Security Guards detail 540 36.6% 11.154 1.42 $10.48 $10.51 $21,850 3.7%
33-9092 Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers detail 30 16.3% 0.676 0.65 $8.46 $8.26 $17,190 5.1%
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations major 4,690 3.1% 96.711 1.05 $8.97 $9.79 $20,370 1.9%
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks detail 50 41.1% 1.095 1.15 $20.23 $22.08 $45,930 6.4%
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers detail 400 8.2% 8.326 1.29 $13.01 $14.32 $29,780 2.7%
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $8.66 $8.67 $18,020 4.5%
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria detail 350 7.0% 7.128 2.44 $11.44 $11.61 $24,160 2.3%
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant detail 360 18.0% 7.513 0.87 $9.72 $10.34 $21,510 4.3%
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $9.27 $9.86 $20,500 4.4%
35-3011 Bartenders detail 180 18.4% 3.715 0.86 $8.93 $9.70 $20,180 12.0%
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food detail 1,530 9.1% 31.578 1.29 $8.61 $8.54 $17,760 2.0%
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $8.94 $9.43 $19,600 9.1%
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses detail 760 7.0% 15.771 0.86 $8.63 $8.94 $18,590 4.9%
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant detail 80 37.7% 1.592 0.85 $9.98 $10.61 $22,070 3.6%
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers detail 150 33.7% 3.183 1.06 $8.52 $8.53 $17,750 4.5%
35-9021 Dishwashers detail 170 8.3% 3.476 0.96 $9.01 $9.28 $19,290 3.5%
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop detail 160 25.8% 3.322 1.15 $8.63 $8.60 $17,900 2.7%
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations major 1,620 10.2% 33.434 1.06 $10.48 $11.42 $23,760 2.6%
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers detail 40 25.2% 0.926 0.81 $15.00 $15.52 $32,280 5.2%
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $14.32 $17.18 $35,730 9.6%
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners detail 830 15.5% 17.202 1.12 $10.64 $11.71 $24,350 3.9%
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners detail 370 20.6% 7.559 1.15 $9.02 $9.70 $20,170 5.3%
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers detail 310 22.7% 6.373 0.99 $10.65 $10.98 $22,830 3.0%
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations major 1,860 7.1% 38.351 1.19 $9.20 $10.27 $21,360 2.8%
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers detail 110 21.6% 2.262 1.67 $14.26 $14.50 $30,150 4.2%
39-4031 Morticians, Undertakers, and Funeral Directors detail 50 23.0% 0.961 5.22 $20.43 $17.52 $36,440 24.9%
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists detail 100 38.5% 2.138 0.85 $8.68 $9.75 $20,280 12.2%
39-9011 Childcare Workers detail 390 20.3% 8.000 1.97 $9.63 $9.81 $20,410 3.5%
39-9021 Personal Care Aides detail 500 10.6% 10.340 0.97 $9.06 $9.54 $19,850 4.3%
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors detail 40 27.2% 0.872 0.48 (8) (8) (8) (8)
39-9032 Recreation Workers detail 100 9.5% 1.969 0.82 $8.52 $8.87 $18,440 6.3%
39-9041 Residential Advisors detail 290 6.4% 5.905 7.51 $9.95 $10.11 $21,020 3.0%
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations major 5,020 5.3% 103.461 1.00 $9.96 $13.96 $29,030 3.6%
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers detail 470 10.4% 9.697 1.14 $17.60 $17.75 $36,910 4.1%
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers detail 40 24.5% 0.858 0.48 $24.05 $30.46 $63,370 16.3%
41-2011 Cashiers detail 1,270 10.3% 26.154 1.04 $8.98 $9.59 $19,950 3.5%
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks detail 180 25.3% 3.633 1.13 $9.89 $12.06 $25,080 11.8%
41-2022 Parts Salespersons detail 130 23.5% 2.598 1.47 $16.73 $16.84 $35,030 5.6%
41-2031 Retail Salespersons detail 2,090 11.5% 43.100 1.34 $9.20 $10.16 $21,130 2.3%
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $19.13 $24.49 $50,940 9.4%
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents detail 110 32.7% 2.365 0.94 $21.89 $33.28 $69,230 21.5%
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other detail 120 19.9% 2.388 0.35 $20.19 $26.43 $54,980 13.3%
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products detail 40 17.4% 0.773 0.33 (8) (8) (8) (8)
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products detail 380 11.1% 7.868 0.79 $24.11 $27.79 $57,800 7.2%
41-9041 Telemarketers detail 40 8.6% 0.880 0.57 $8.74 $8.78 $18,250 3.4%
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations major 7,960 3.7% 164.164 1.05 $13.84 $14.87 $30,930 1.5%
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers detail 570 11.5% 11.804 1.15 $23.45 $24.37 $50,690 3.7%
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks detail 210 14.8% 4.418 1.28 $16.00 $16.38 $34,070 2.7%
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks detail 620 7.4% 12.740 1.14 $15.91 $16.19 $33,680 2.2%
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks detail 70 23.3% 1.361 1.20 $17.87 $18.44 $38,350 2.1%
43-3071 Tellers detail 590 13.6% 12.142 3.43 $13.08 $13.16 $27,370 4.0%
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks detail 50 14.7% 1.010 1.10 $14.51 $14.45 $30,060 6.4%
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks detail 40 1.3% 0.827 3.08 $16.76 $16.90 $35,150 2.4%
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives detail 850 16.0% 17.564 0.91 $13.25 $13.46 $28,010 4.0%
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks detail 80 39.9% 1.695 0.96 $9.24 $9.29 $19,320 5.4%
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan detail 110 22.1% 2.221 1.68 $13.31 $13.87 $28,840 2.6%
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $12.59 $11.69 $24,300 6.3%
43-4151 Order Clerks detail 50 21.7% 1.041 0.83 $11.42 $13.25 $27,550 7.2%
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping detail 50 31.3% 1.004 1.03 $18.36 $17.27 $35,920 3.5%
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks detail 500 12.6% 10.299 1.45 $12.10 $12.55 $26,100 1.8%
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers detail 140 0.0% 2.969 1.27 $25.73 $23.77 $49,440 2.8%
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks detail 80 15.7% 1.575 0.69 $21.90 $22.73 $47,290 3.0%
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks detail 210 18.6% 4.404 0.91 $12.00 $13.17 $27,400 3.7%
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers detail 820 8.8% 16.835 1.17 $9.85 $10.71 $22,290 3.0%
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping detail 170 5.9% 3.421 6.45 $11.04 $12.31 $25,600 9.4%
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants detail 100 16.4% 2.000 0.44 $22.04 $22.84 $47,500 6.6%
43-6012 Legal Secretaries detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $13.77 $13.99 $29,100 4.9%
43-6013 Medical Secretaries detail 140 26.5% 2.790 0.70 $15.73 $16.70 $34,740 5.7%
43-6014 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive detail 850 7.9% 17.449 1.07 $13.60 $13.71 $28,530 1.9%
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks detail 60 27.1% 1.210 0.62 $14.13 $14.30 $29,750 8.1%
43-9061 Office Clerks, General detail 560 9.5% 11.573 0.55 $13.22 $13.63 $28,350 1.9%
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other detail 120 20.8% 2.480 1.61 $12.50 $12.72 $26,450 2.1%
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations major 2,350 12.7% 48.514 1.22 $18.83 $20.59 $42,830 3.4%
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers detail 190 30.4% 3.913 1.02 $31.48 $30.95 $64,380 4.1%
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons detail 40 9.0% 0.837 1.83 $18.42 $19.42 $40,400 7.7%
47-2031 Carpenters detail 180 33.9% 3.748 0.78 $14.41 $16.13 $33,560 7.4%
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers detail 150 29.9% 3.095 2.50 $14.21 $15.00 $31,190 4.0%
47-2061 Construction Laborers detail 470 26.7% 9.746 1.50 $13.41 $13.93 $28,980 4.2%
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators detail 140 31.9% 2.911 1.15 $23.35 $22.80 $47,420 5.6%
47-2111 Electricians detail 330 14.0% 6.814 1.58 $22.57 $23.31 $48,480 3.9%
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance detail 70 16.1% 1.466 0.95 $17.47 $17.83 $37,090 10.0%
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters detail 250 24.5% 5.124 1.75 $23.51 $26.19 $54,480 8.0%
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers detail 80 45.4% 1.639 1.71 $32.12 $34.17 $71,070 19.9%
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $12.81 $13.77 $28,650 13.4%
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $11.14 $11.24 $23,380 3.3%
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations major 2,110 6.2% 43.520 1.12 $20.16 $20.38 $42,400 2.3%
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers detail 190 13.1% 3.899 1.21 $28.92 $29.22 $60,780 3.9%
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers detail 40 34.4% 0.837 1.15 $12.75 $13.54 $28,160 11.5%
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers detail 40 8.6% 0.837 0.82 $15.38 $15.67 $32,590 5.3%
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics detail 210 12.6% 4.420 0.96 $15.17 $16.46 $34,230 5.1%
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists detail 50 26.5% 0.979 0.54 $16.64 $16.65 $34,630 6.1%
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians detail 30 34.2% 0.666 2.66 $19.53 $20.03 $41,660 5.9%
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines detail 40 26.2% 0.907 1.03 $23.28 $23.27 $48,410 4.6%
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $10.22 $10.32 $21,460 4.9%
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $20.36 $19.58 $40,720 7.4%
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers detail 80 15.8% 1.701 0.81 $21.61 $20.66 $42,980 2.6%
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics detail 490 17.4% 10.165 4.27 $22.14 $22.09 $45,950 4.9%
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $21.70 $21.44 $44,600 2.7%
49-9071 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General detail 560 8.3% 11.445 1.21 $18.54 $18.46 $38,410 2.9%
51-0000 Production Occupations major 5,740 9.8% 118.428 1.83 $17.02 $17.99 $37,420 3.4%
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers detail 440 8.8% 9.060 2.08 $29.93 $29.59 $61,550 2.6%
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters detail 40 42.9% 0.858 1.56 $20.18 $20.28 $42,180 3.3%
51-2092 Team Assemblers detail 1,060 9.8% 21.789 2.75 $14.13 $14.58 $30,320 7.6%
51-2099 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $9.52 $11.71 $24,350 12.3%
51-3011 Bakers detail 60 28.6% 1.175 0.91 $11.33 $11.64 $24,210 2.4%
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters detail 60 27.7% 1.183 1.24 $13.98 $14.45 $30,060 4.4%
51-3091 Food and Tobacco Roasting, Baking, and Drying Machine Operators and Tenders detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $14.74 $15.24 $31,710 4.6%
51-3092 Food Batchmakers detail 80 36.2% 1.579 1.49 $18.46 $18.23 $37,920 5.1%
51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $13.64 $13.54 $28,150 4.5%
51-4041 Machinists detail 130 9.0% 2.781 1.00 $14.90 $14.87 $30,920 10.3%
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic detail 200 31.7% 4.214 4.06 $15.49 $16.31 $33,930 11.3%
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers detail 270 9.1% 5.612 2.06 $23.16 $23.47 $48,830 7.7%
51-4193 Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic detail 60 35.0% 1.173 4.63 $16.03 $16.72 $34,780 7.0%
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers detail 40 31.5% 0.775 0.52 $10.73 $11.02 $22,910 2.8%
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $10.57 $10.83 $22,530 4.7%
51-8031 Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators detail 70 24.8% 1.404 1.70 $22.25 $21.84 $45,440 5.7%
51-9012 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $22.55 $23.27 $48,400 3.2%
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders detail 40 45.0% 0.769 0.83 $18.46 $18.94 $39,390 7.5%
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers detail 320 22.1% 6.641 1.80 $20.64 $20.44 $42,510 3.4%
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders detail 210 15.3% 4.326 1.57 $20.21 $18.23 $37,920 8.9%
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders detail 70 36.9% 1.396 2.29 $21.11 $19.97 $41,540 8.3%
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers detail 940 29.7% 19.340 6.32 $12.22 $13.56 $28,210 6.0%
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations major 3,630 7.6% 74.917 1.08 $14.81 $16.76 $34,870 3.4%
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand detail 90 18.8% 1.903 1.46 $28.59 $29.64 $61,650 5.3%
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators detail 130 18.0% 2.693 1.86 $32.01 $29.94 $62,270 5.2%
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client detail 320 14.5% 6.559 1.79 $13.59 $13.35 $27,760 5.7%
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers detail 130 32.3% 2.757 0.91 $9.09 $10.51 $21,860 10.9%
53-3032 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers detail 580 6.5% 11.942 0.98 $18.05 $19.24 $40,020 3.7%
53-3033 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers detail 420 18.5% 8.651 1.41 $11.58 $14.55 $30,250 8.1%
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators detail 100 25.7% 2.136 6.66 $23.03 $23.15 $48,160 6.9%
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $14.96 $16.68 $34,690 19.6%
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators detail 300 19.5% 6.239 1.61 $14.59 $15.31 $31,850 2.9%
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment detail 130 32.7% 2.592 1.04 $10.03 $10.30 $21,410 2.3%
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand detail 1,030 18.5% 21.329 1.16 $14.82 $16.54 $34,410 5.9%
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $10.36 $11.97 $24,900 16.7%
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $9.47 $10.98 $22,830 4.8%
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors detail 40 28.7% 0.767 0.94 $10.13 $12.29 $25,550 17.0%

About May 2016 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 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.




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Kentucky's metropolitan and nonmetropolitan area estimates:

May 2016 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Occupation Profiles

Technical notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2017