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May 2018 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Owensboro, KY



For metropolitan and nonmetropolitan area definitions used by the OES survey, see the Metropolitan and nonmetropolitan area definitions page.


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 52,240 2.4% 1000.000 1.00 $16.70 $20.08 $41,770 2.4%
11-0000 Management Occupations major 1,920 6.3% 36.803 0.70 $37.81 $44.06 $91,640 2.6%
11-1011 Chief Executives detail 40 33.9% 0.702 0.52 $70.66 $72.93 $151,700 7.8%
11-1021 General and Operations Managers detail 710 6.9% 13.673 0.86 $33.32 $41.77 $86,880 5.0%
11-2022 Sales Managers detail 70 38.1% 1.422 0.54 (8) (8) (8) (8)
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers detail 40 16.9% 0.702 0.36 $36.48 $45.09 $93,790 12.7%
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers detail 50 23.9% 0.907 0.34 $46.91 $48.26 $100,370 8.0%
11-3031 Financial Managers detail 170 23.2% 3.183 0.76 $47.63 $51.90 $107,950 7.3%
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers detail 130 12.8% 2.398 1.91 $47.49 $53.04 $110,330 7.0%
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers detail 40 15.5% 0.821 0.95 $31.39 $37.60 $78,210 5.7%
11-3121 Human Resources Managers detail 30 20.2% 0.643 0.65 $38.49 $39.04 $81,200 5.0%
11-9021 Construction Managers detail 50 25.5% 0.930 0.48 $41.21 $44.76 $93,100 12.1%
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School detail 100 0.0% 1.836 1.01 (4) (4) $89,010 1.9%
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary detail 30 11.3% 0.597 0.60 $31.61 $31.36 $65,230 3.6%
11-9041 Architectural and Engineering Managers detail 40 26.3% 0.737 0.57 $55.76 $56.16 $116,800 9.6%
11-9051 Food Service Managers detail 40 31.6% 0.792 0.52 $24.49 $25.91 $53,890 9.5%
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers detail 140 11.7% 2.611 1.01 $38.20 $40.73 $84,710 4.1%
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers detail 40 25.4% 0.835 0.60 $18.71 $27.02 $56,210 28.1%
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers detail 60 24.1% 1.148 1.11 $29.65 $30.09 $62,580 2.7%
11-9199 Managers, All Other detail 60 20.7% 1.120 0.35 $41.35 $43.64 $90,770 7.8%
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations major 1,830 5.9% 35.105 0.66 $26.25 $28.63 $59,560 3.2%
13-1020 Buyers and Purchasing Agents broad 90 13.5% 1.644 0.58 $23.78 $24.77 $51,510 4.1%
13-1041 Compliance Officers detail 40 14.3% 0.743 0.36 $28.83 $29.88 $62,150 6.1%
13-1051 Cost Estimators detail 50 27.2% 0.997 0.68 $28.02 $28.72 $59,730 3.4%
13-1071 Human Resources Specialists detail 140 15.5% 2.774 0.68 $26.02 $27.45 $57,090 3.5%
13-1075 Labor Relations Specialists detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $34.45 $34.10 $70,930 4.6%
13-1111 Management Analysts detail 90 17.0% 1.757 0.37 $30.11 $35.41 $73,660 9.2%
13-1151 Training and Development Specialists detail 50 11.2% 0.919 0.46 $27.16 $27.46 $57,130 4.6%
13-1161 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists detail 80 23.2% 1.594 0.36 $20.83 $22.31 $46,390 5.0%
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other detail 130 18.7% 2.464 0.34 $29.99 $33.50 $69,680 8.8%
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors detail 290 10.3% 5.499 0.63 $28.60 $31.05 $64,590 4.4%
13-2072 Loan Officers detail 340 9.9% 6.493 3.08 $23.39 $28.39 $59,060 5.6%
13-2082 Tax Preparers detail 40 46.1% 0.821 1.75 $17.33 $19.34 $40,230 10.1%
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Occupations major 380 29.1% 7.358 0.24 $27.66 $30.93 $64,340 3.2%
15-1121 Computer Systems Analysts detail 40 14.8% 0.716 0.18 $34.64 $34.23 $71,200 3.0%
15-1122 Information Security Analysts detail 40 37.3% 0.833 1.12 $28.90 $35.85 $74,560 10.5%
15-1131 Computer Programmers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $29.47 $32.18 $66,930 5.3%
15-1132 Software Developers, Applications detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $44.31 $42.42 $88,230 5.9%
15-1142 Network and Computer Systems Administrators detail 80 14.3% 1.510 0.60 $29.69 $31.86 $66,260 3.0%
15-1151 Computer User Support Specialists detail 80 18.4% 1.527 0.35 $21.21 $21.10 $43,890 2.9%
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations major 590 11.0% 11.288 0.64 $35.93 $35.87 $74,610 3.8%
17-2051 Civil Engineers detail 50 15.7% 0.976 0.46 $36.65 $37.73 $78,470 6.1%
17-2071 Electrical Engineers detail 50 37.0% 0.993 0.77 $42.94 $41.37 $86,050 4.4%
17-2112 Industrial Engineers detail 140 15.7% 2.642 1.37 $42.15 $41.36 $86,030 3.0%
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers detail 60 28.4% 1.189 0.57 $44.19 $43.36 $90,180 6.3%
17-2199 Engineers, All Other detail 30 39.4% 0.630 0.64 $37.01 $38.13 $79,310 7.2%
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians detail 50 11.8% 1.026 2.09 $22.54 $23.24 $48,340 5.3%
17-3023 Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians detail 30 4.4% 0.657 0.75 $28.04 $27.83 $57,890 4.0%
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations major 180 23.5% 3.512 0.43 $23.56 $26.49 $55,100 4.5%
19-4031 Chemical Technicians detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $22.27 $23.27 $48,400 6.3%
21-0000 Community and Social Service Occupations major 870 17.5% 16.720 1.11 $19.05 $20.60 $42,840 4.3%
21-1012 Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors detail 70 1.3% 1.279 0.65 $32.50 $29.89 $62,170 3.5%
21-1018 Substance Abuse, Behavioral Disorder, and Mental Health Counselors detail 180 35.6% 3.438 1.86 $21.54 $22.70 $47,220 4.9%
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers detail 190 7.0% 3.683 1.66 $20.26 $20.75 $43,150 2.1%
21-1022 Healthcare Social Workers detail 60 29.2% 1.181 1.02 $25.83 $25.31 $52,640 6.1%
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $15.47 $16.03 $33,340 2.9%
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $12.54 $12.75 $26,520 3.5%
23-0000 Legal Occupations major 190 15.9% 3.583 0.46 $32.40 $37.64 $78,290 7.0%
23-1011 Lawyers detail 130 12.2% 2.534 0.57 $35.73 $41.95 $87,250 9.0%
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants detail 40 36.6% 0.800 0.37 $18.46 $19.51 $40,570 5.0%
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations major 2,740 2.7% 52.492 0.87 $23.23 $23.14 $48,140 2.0%
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education detail 60 26.1% 1.137 0.39 $23.47 $20.85 $43,370 18.2%
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education detail 90 0.0% 1.744 1.92 (4) (4) $50,850 1.9%
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education detail 510 0.0% 9.693 0.99 (4) (4) $54,050 1.9%
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education detail 280 0.0% 5.277 1.25 (4) (4) $54,600 1.8%
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education detail 340 0.0% 6.508 0.90 (4) (4) $58,540 1.7%
25-2052 Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School detail 100 0.0% 1.929 1.51 (4) (4) $55,050 1.9%
25-2053 Special Education Teachers, Middle School detail 70 0.0% 1.325 2.18 (4) (4) $55,610 2.0%
25-2054 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School detail 70 0.0% 1.302 1.32 (4) (4) $54,960 2.0%
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers detail 40 12.8% 0.791 0.47 $9.33 $10.41 $21,660 9.3%
25-4021 Librarians detail 60 14.5% 1.066 1.23 $30.03 $28.90 $60,120 6.0%
25-4031 Library Technicians detail 40 33.7% 0.796 1.30 $17.47 $17.20 $35,770 4.6%
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators detail 60 1.6% 1.101 0.97 $33.80 $35.41 $73,640 2.5%
25-9041 Teacher Assistants detail 510 3.6% 9.852 1.07 (4) (4) $27,120 2.4%
25-9099 Education, Training, and Library Workers, All Other detail 90 4.9% 1.761 2.39 $17.95 $21.93 $45,620 3.8%
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations major 190 9.9% 3.648 0.27 $15.32 $17.98 $37,400 4.7%
27-1024 Graphic Designers detail 30 28.0% 0.611 0.41 $14.58 $16.70 $34,740 7.8%
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts detail 40 6.3% 0.804 0.49 (4) (4) $32,460 4.9%
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations major 3,830 3.9% 73.304 1.23 $28.12 $34.34 $71,430 3.0%
29-1021 Dentists, General detail 40 17.5% 0.747 0.96 $57.76 $66.08 $137,460 25.6%
29-1051 Pharmacists detail 150 18.3% 2.777 1.30 $60.25 $59.15 $123,040 2.6%
29-1067 Surgeons detail 30 47.8% 0.634 2.67 (5) $124.10 $258,140 14.3%
29-1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other detail 110 13.0% 2.042 0.76 (5) $132.34 $275,260 17.2%
29-1071 Physician Assistants detail 40 20.3% 0.704 0.89 $52.91 $49.95 $103,900 5.1%
29-1122 Occupational Therapists detail 50 30.7% 0.909 1.04 $36.84 $39.14 $81,410 6.5%
29-1123 Physical Therapists detail 80 20.7% 1.529 0.97 $40.67 $40.56 $84,360 7.9%
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists detail 50 3.8% 0.881 0.98 $24.20 $24.59 $51,150 3.1%
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists detail 70 12.4% 1.294 1.27 $30.97 $32.66 $67,940 4.2%
29-1141 Registered Nurses detail 1,660 4.4% 31.846 1.56 $29.37 $30.56 $63,560 2.9%
29-1171 Nurse Practitioners detail 100 23.7% 1.981 1.60 $50.76 $51.90 $107,960 4.3%
29-2010 Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians broad 130 8.9% 2.477 1.12 $24.03 $23.86 $49,640 3.5%
29-2021 Dental Hygienists detail 80 3.8% 1.468 0.99 $27.07 $25.14 $52,290 8.8%
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers detail 40 15.1% 0.710 1.45 $32.90 $32.32 $67,230 3.0%
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists detail 160 14.4% 3.017 2.12 $25.71 $25.51 $53,060 3.7%
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics detail 110 46.4% 2.096 1.18 $10.91 $11.28 $23,460 5.2%
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians detail 210 18.9% 4.092 1.42 $14.39 $14.64 $30,440 2.8%
29-2055 Surgical Technologists detail 130 11.7% 2.454 3.22 $20.31 $19.94 $41,470 2.4%
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses detail 210 11.8% 4.012 0.83 $21.64 $21.31 $44,320 2.3%
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians detail 50 25.6% 0.903 0.63 $16.88 $16.91 $35,180 4.6%
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists detail 50 23.0% 0.925 1.51 $29.83 $32.03 $66,620 3.6%
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations major 1,740 7.0% 33.381 1.17 $13.40 $14.67 $30,520 3.8%
31-1014 Nursing Assistants detail 800 12.3% 15.401 1.54 $12.01 $12.56 $26,120 2.8%
31-2011 Occupational Therapy Assistants detail 30 19.8% 0.616 2.09 $23.26 $23.18 $48,210 5.1%
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants detail 60 9.9% 1.118 1.72 $26.16 $26.24 $54,570 4.4%
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides detail 40 41.1% 0.762 2.33 $14.26 $17.92 $37,280 24.9%
31-9091 Dental Assistants detail 120 7.3% 2.303 0.98 $17.16 $16.77 $34,880 8.2%
31-9092 Medical Assistants detail 250 4.7% 4.711 1.01 $13.87 $13.90 $28,910 2.1%
31-9097 Phlebotomists detail 160 38.4% 3.009 3.48 $14.88 $15.45 $32,140 3.6%
31-9099 Healthcare Support Workers, All Other detail 70 0.0% 1.378 2.24 $13.53 $13.79 $28,680 1.9%
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations major 1,000 27.8% 19.172 0.81 $11.68 $15.29 $31,800 11.1%
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers detail 150 36.9% 2.894 0.63 $23.28 $23.48 $48,830 4.3%
33-9032 Security Guards detail 550 48.7% 10.522 1.37 $10.37 $10.85 $22,580 6.1%
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations major 5,000 6.6% 95.659 1.04 $9.21 $10.18 $21,160 2.2%
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $28.35 $27.82 $57,870 4.8%
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers detail 410 15.9% 7.863 1.18 $13.87 $15.73 $32,710 5.9%
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food detail 160 32.6% 3.042 0.90 $9.13 $9.26 $19,260 5.3%
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria detail 310 10.2% 5.848 2.11 $11.92 $12.22 $25,420 2.2%
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant detail 300 35.3% 5.752 0.62 $9.28 $9.73 $20,240 5.0%
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers detail 90 27.4% 1.782 0.32 $9.84 $10.49 $21,820 3.8%
35-3011 Bartenders detail 160 41.5% 2.973 0.68 $9.34 $9.43 $19,610 3.4%
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food detail 2,110 12.5% 40.323 1.59 $8.87 $9.35 $19,440 3.7%
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses detail 760 26.6% 14.605 0.82 $8.76 $8.65 $17,990 2.6%
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers detail 190 45.1% 3.673 1.17 $8.99 $9.06 $18,850 4.3%
35-9021 Dishwashers detail 100 27.2% 1.954 0.56 $9.38 $9.46 $19,670 2.5%
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations major 1,620 5.5% 30.990 1.01 $11.07 $11.73 $24,410 2.8%
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers detail 60 20.5% 1.053 0.99 $14.73 $15.83 $32,930 5.4%
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers detail 40 36.9% 0.852 1.22 $17.42 $20.36 $42,340 12.8%
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners detail 800 5.6% 15.382 1.03 $10.97 $11.34 $23,590 4.8%
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners detail 320 16.8% 6.037 0.95 $9.97 $10.27 $21,370 4.3%
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers detail 360 20.2% 6.906 1.09 $11.52 $11.89 $24,740 5.9%
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations major 1,680 13.4% 32.137 0.85 $9.49 $11.31 $23,530 4.6%
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers detail 110 17.1% 2.046 1.30 $13.93 $14.57 $30,310 4.1%
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants detail 120 5.0% 2.343 1.06 $8.84 $8.75 $18,210 5.9%
39-4031 Morticians, Undertakers, and Funeral Directors detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $21.89 $19.42 $40,400 20.4%
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists detail 90 43.5% 1.639 0.63 $9.07 $9.25 $19,240 4.1%
39-9011 Childcare Workers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $8.87 $9.49 $19,740 4.1%
39-9021 Personal Care Aides detail 450 14.3% 8.524 0.56 $9.36 $12.02 $25,000 18.9%
39-9032 Recreation Workers detail 120 9.7% 2.276 0.93 $9.23 $9.86 $20,510 6.9%
39-9041 Residential Advisors detail 260 9.1% 4.961 6.63 $10.36 $10.32 $21,470 5.5%
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations major 4,610 5.0% 88.208 0.88 $10.99 $15.16 $31,540 3.5%
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers detail 450 9.9% 8.579 1.05 $14.80 $17.33 $36,040 4.2%
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers detail 40 20.3% 0.827 0.48 $27.84 $29.92 $62,240 6.2%
41-2011 Cashiers detail 1,150 9.0% 21.963 0.87 $9.12 $9.67 $20,110 2.6%
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks detail 120 25.7% 2.385 0.81 $9.21 $11.06 $23,000 5.7%
41-2022 Parts Salespersons detail 100 21.9% 1.866 1.06 $15.35 $16.49 $34,300 8.5%
41-2031 Retail Salespersons detail 1,830 8.7% 35.048 1.14 $9.81 $11.60 $24,130 3.2%
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents detail 170 16.0% 3.187 1.17 $22.23 $27.12 $56,410 4.9%
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents detail 70 27.9% 1.281 0.45 $46.30 $65.61 $136,470 17.9%
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other detail 80 33.2% 1.612 0.23 $19.42 $23.65 $49,190 9.8%
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products detail 400 16.7% 7.737 0.83 $25.29 $25.73 $53,520 6.1%
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $21.04 $25.70 $53,460 10.9%
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $13.84 $16.79 $34,920 7.5%
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations major 8,070 3.0% 154.512 1.02 $14.87 $15.74 $32,740 1.5%
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers detail 500 6.0% 9.487 0.93 $23.42 $24.82 $51,630 2.8%
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks detail 210 17.7% 4.024 1.24 $15.72 $16.27 $33,830 3.8%
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks detail 580 8.2% 11.138 1.05 $17.29 $17.76 $36,950 1.7%
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks detail 40 23.9% 0.854 0.86 $19.13 $20.86 $43,390 3.4%
43-3071 Tellers detail 260 17.4% 4.944 1.53 $13.61 $13.88 $28,870 2.2%
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks detail 100 23.0% 1.845 1.88 $15.47 $16.28 $33,860 6.3%
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives detail 960 5.7% 18.378 0.93 $13.13 $13.70 $28,490 5.4%
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks detail 70 28.7% 1.409 0.78 $9.41 $9.68 $20,130 4.1%
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan detail 90 4.8% 1.797 1.35 $13.56 $14.15 $29,420 3.3%
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical detail 40 34.0% 0.733 1.19 $11.67 $11.80 $24,540 4.6%
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping detail 100 37.8% 1.838 2.13 $16.45 $17.28 $35,940 5.1%
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks detail 450 10.1% 8.606 1.19 $13.28 $13.65 $28,380 2.2%
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other detail 50 13.3% 1.016 0.95 $16.87 $17.05 $35,470 2.8%
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance detail 40 15.8% 0.720 0.52 $16.85 $18.04 $37,530 7.4%
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers detail 150 0.0% 2.871 1.21 $22.37 $24.36 $50,660 2.2%
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks detail 100 9.6% 1.952 0.81 (8) (8) (8) (8)
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks detail 230 15.8% 4.475 0.99 $16.31 $16.45 $34,210 5.4%
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers detail 1,070 16.1% 20.458 1.44 $10.88 $11.59 $24,110 2.5%
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping detail 80 27.9% 1.472 3.24 $17.35 $17.55 $36,500 5.7%
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants detail 80 10.6% 1.575 0.40 $22.03 $22.85 $47,530 3.4%
43-6012 Legal Secretaries detail 90 27.7% 1.656 1.35 $14.20 $15.07 $31,340 7.1%
43-6013 Medical Secretaries detail 100 40.3% 2.004 0.50 $15.11 $15.78 $32,830 4.5%
43-6014 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive detail 710 8.5% 13.665 0.91 $15.03 $14.77 $30,730 1.8%
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks detail 40 27.4% 0.859 0.45 $16.70 $16.16 $33,620 7.3%
43-9061 Office Clerks, General detail 780 7.6% 14.844 0.72 $13.77 $14.60 $30,370 2.5%
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $15.03 $15.53 $32,300 5.3%
45-0000 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations major 70 11.3% 1.294 0.39 $13.93 $14.21 $29,560 5.4%
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations major 2,180 10.5% 41.734 1.01 $19.97 $22.07 $45,900 2.7%
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers detail 210 19.3% 4.064 0.98 $31.74 $32.54 $67,690 3.9%
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons detail 50 9.7% 1.030 2.33 $17.34 $17.16 $35,690 4.7%
47-2031 Carpenters detail 200 29.9% 3.920 0.79 $18.88 $19.92 $41,430 3.3%
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $14.53 $16.28 $33,860 13.0%
47-2061 Construction Laborers detail 380 23.4% 7.287 1.05 $15.44 $16.39 $34,090 4.2%
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators detail 110 26.3% 2.056 0.78 $24.23 $25.25 $52,530 2.7%
47-2111 Electricians detail 370 21.8% 7.136 1.57 $23.96 $23.50 $48,870 3.4%
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance detail 60 12.5% 1.133 0.72 $13.48 $13.70 $28,500 4.1%
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters detail 330 21.2% 6.338 2.09 $27.62 $28.50 $59,280 7.6%
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers detail 30 44.1% 0.630 0.69 $19.34 $18.71 $38,910 3.0%
47-3013 Helpers--Electricians detail 60 25.9% 1.154 2.20 $13.25 $13.52 $28,120 8.2%
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers detail 50 38.5% 0.882 0.86 $16.32 $16.05 $33,390 2.3%
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations major 2,970 8.8% 56.883 1.46 $22.40 $22.94 $47,710 2.8%
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers detail 290 12.5% 5.469 1.68 $31.57 $30.92 $64,320 3.1%
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers detail 40 20.5% 0.781 0.80 $17.02 $17.13 $35,630 3.7%
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics detail 280 15.2% 5.270 1.18 $18.48 $18.93 $39,380 3.7%
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists detail 70 23.8% 1.365 0.75 $18.68 $19.54 $40,640 8.9%
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines detail 80 34.0% 1.533 1.58 $21.45 $21.15 $44,000 3.9%
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $11.21 $11.16 $23,200 3.6%
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $32.13 $30.60 $63,640 5.7%
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers detail 120 17.1% 2.330 1.04 $21.99 $21.02 $43,720 4.5%
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics detail 470 11.2% 8.964 3.58 $25.87 $25.68 $53,420 4.9%
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $21.41 $20.61 $42,870 6.1%
49-9044 Millwrights detail 60 38.8% 1.189 3.93 $26.62 $25.15 $52,310 5.0%
49-9062 Medical Equipment Repairers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $14.75 $18.73 $38,970 21.9%
49-9071 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General detail 700 10.7% 13.380 1.40 $21.81 $21.24 $44,190 3.5%
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $13.76 $14.96 $31,120 5.7%
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other detail 70 32.0% 1.321 1.22 $16.09 $17.28 $35,940 6.6%
51-0000 Production Occupations major 6,340 7.2% 121.284 1.93 $20.18 $20.80 $43,250 3.3%
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers detail 510 12.7% 9.814 2.28 $30.34 $30.76 $63,970 3.6%
51-2098 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers detail 1,350 7.1% 25.797 2.76 $17.72 $17.82 $37,070 3.0%
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters detail 40 19.0% 0.833 0.90 $16.95 $16.53 $34,390 5.0%
51-3091 Food and Tobacco Roasting, Baking, and Drying Machine Operators and Tenders detail 30 0.0% 0.632 4.34 $18.61 $18.95 $39,420 3.8%
51-3092 Food Batchmakers detail 190 42.8% 3.622 3.27 $14.84 $15.76 $32,780 4.3%
51-3099 Food Processing Workers, All Other detail 30 39.1% 0.586 1.99 $14.40 $14.22 $29,580 4.3%
51-4023 Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic detail 90 18.4% 1.669 9.05 $23.81 $23.74 $49,390 4.2%
51-4041 Machinists detail 130 14.1% 2.542 0.96 $18.56 $19.97 $41,540 3.7%
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic detail 160 9.0% 2.998 2.64 $19.54 $18.04 $37,530 9.5%
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers detail 80 32.2% 1.493 2.97 $26.52 $26.28 $54,650 2.3%
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers detail 200 13.0% 3.901 1.45 $18.59 $19.22 $39,970 3.3%
51-4193 Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic detail 50 30.6% 0.986 3.56 $18.45 $20.37 $42,380 3.0%
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers detail 50 25.5% 1.043 0.71 $10.38 $10.66 $22,170 3.5%
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood detail 60 49.6% 1.060 2.94 $13.45 $13.72 $28,530 6.2%
51-8031 Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators detail 40 20.7% 0.720 0.84 $27.36 $27.01 $56,170 10.5%
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders detail 30 33.1% 0.664 0.75 $16.83 $17.24 $35,850 5.4%
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers detail 420 23.9% 8.009 2.08 $23.95 $25.03 $52,070 5.0%
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders detail 560 12.7% 10.782 3.95 $21.87 $21.77 $45,290 4.9%
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders detail 80 42.1% 1.495 2.44 $19.04 $18.02 $37,480 12.5%
51-9196 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders detail 550 0.8% 10.455 15.45 $27.95 $27.25 $56,680 4.5%
51-9198 Helpers--Production Workers detail 290 10.9% 5.582 2.31 $12.12 $14.34 $29,820 8.2%
51-9199 Production Workers, All Other detail 240 35.7% 4.498 2.82 (8) (8) (8) (8)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations major 4,230 7.7% 80.932 1.14 $16.58 $17.74 $36,900 3.2%
53-1048 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material Moving Workers, Except Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors detail 180 8.5% 3.482 1.23 $30.47 $29.56 $61,490 3.3%
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity detail 40 10.2% 0.769 0.64 $13.64 $13.15 $27,360 5.1%
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client detail 340 3.2% 6.583 1.89 $14.26 $14.18 $29,490 4.3%
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $9.09 $11.00 $22,870 4.6%
53-3032 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers detail 650 17.7% 12.429 1.00 $20.37 $21.70 $45,130 4.5%
53-3033 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers detail 570 21.8% 10.953 1.73 $12.83 $14.30 $29,740 6.4%
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators detail 110 46.9% 2.014 6.56 $24.07 $25.90 $53,870 6.8%
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators detail (8) (8) (8) (8) $17.75 $16.93 $35,210 4.0%
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators detail 270 11.3% 5.180 1.24 $20.05 $19.91 $41,420 7.0%
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment detail 120 22.5% 2.207 0.84 $10.40 $11.38 $23,670 7.4%
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand detail 1,480 19.8% 28.297 1.42 $15.37 $17.13 $35,630 6.2%
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand detail 120 14.9% 2.215 0.48 $11.25 $12.28 $25,530 6.0%


About May 2018 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 2018 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Occupation Profiles

Technical notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2019