Occupational Employment Statistics

1999 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Des Moines, IA MSA

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry divisions in the Des Moines, IA MSA, a metropolitan statistical area in Iowa.

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Management Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
11-0000 Management Occupations 24,630 $25.34 $28.86 $60,030 3.0 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 2,530 $45.28 $43.94 $91,390 7.4 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 6,580 $26.60 $31.07 $64,620 4.0 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 410 $19.26 $22.26 $46,290 5.9 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 1,050 $25.76 $26.83 $55,820 4.5 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 1,270 $22.70 $25.17 $52,350 5.8 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 430 $19.91 $22.54 $46,890 7.8 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 1,870 $20.46 $22.51 $46,820 7.5 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 1,050 $34.04 $33.54 $69,760 3.4 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 2,410 $26.72 $28.97 $60,260 9.2 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers (3) 620 $21.98 $23.18 $48,220 4.8 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers (3) 590 $31.15 $29.59 $61,540 3.2 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers (3) 240 $19.76 $20.51 $42,670 2.8 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 470 $21.65 $22.91 $47,650 8.2 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 220 $24.71 $27.14 $56,440 7.9 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program (5) $14.35 $14.30 $29,740 3.1 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 270 (2) (2) $63,670 3.5 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary (5) $35.69 $34.02 $70,760 2.6 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 250 $29.29 $29.10 $60,520 5.0 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 830 $14.95 $15.55 $32,350 2.8 %
11-9061 Funeral Directors (3) (5) $15.53 $17.40 $36,190 7.8 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 600 $20.49 $22.77 $47,360 5.7 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 40 $29.89 $30.72 $63,900 3.1 %
11-9131 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents 40 $20.80 $20.42 $42,470 1.8 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 370 $8.52 $14.30 $29,750 23.1 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 210 $15.59 $18.48 $38,450 9.8 %
Business and Financial Operations Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 18,740 $17.83 $19.24 $40,020 3.0 %
13-1021 Purchasing Agents and Buyers, Farm Products 180 $15.35 $16.45 $34,210 7.0 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products (3) 330 $18.25 $19.10 $39,730 2.0 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products (3) 320 $16.21 $16.68 $34,700 2.1 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 1,380 $13.23 $16.82 $34,990 9.3 %
13-1032 Insurance Appraisers, Auto Damage (3) (5) $18.91 $19.09 $39,720 2.4 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators (3) 150 $17.10 $19.51 $40,570 5.2 %
13-1061 Emergency Management Specialists 30 $12.78 $15.48 $32,190 12.7 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 620 $17.49 $18.48 $38,450 3.6 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists (5) $16.92 $18.57 $38,630 6.8 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 680 $14.68 $15.80 $32,870 4.4 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 1,300 $22.14 $22.24 $46,250 5.5 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners 40 $14.22 $14.57 $30,300 4.4 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors (3) 3,580 $17.94 $18.93 $39,370 1.4 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate (3) 30 $22.33 $23.02 $47,890 5.1 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts (3) 130 $19.95 $20.38 $42,400 3.0 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 920 $18.99 $21.08 $43,840 3.8 %
13-2053 Insurance Underwriters (3) 1,200 $18.67 $19.27 $40,090 3.5 %
13-2061 Financial Examiners 190 $20.15 $21.16 $44,000 7.9 %
13-2071 Loan Counselors 530 $15.12 $16.65 $34,630 14.4 %
13-2072 Loan Officers (5) $16.59 $24.72 $51,420 24.6 %
Computer and Mathematical Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 8,840 $23.61 $24.42 $50,790 2.5 %
15-1011 Computer and Information Scientists, Research (5) $28.95 $29.57 $61,500 9.5 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 650 $27.28 $26.74 $55,620 3.8 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 1,260 $16.15 $17.22 $35,820 8.8 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 1,260 $24.71 $24.65 $51,260 1.9 %
15-1061 Database Administrators (3) 290 $23.19 $24.04 $50,010 3.0 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 290 $24.24 $24.22 $50,380 3.3 %
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts 190 $16.42 $17.99 $37,420 4.1 %
Architecture and Engineering Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 2,740 $18.28 $19.05 $39,630 4.0 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval (3) (5) $21.10 $21.59 $44,900 7.3 %
17-1012 Landscape Architects (3) 30 $18.97 $21.71 $45,150 3.6 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers (3) 420 $25.43 $25.54 $53,120 2.7 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 120 $24.79 $25.33 $52,680 7.6 %
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 60 $21.37 $21.69 $45,110 6.0 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers (3) 140 $23.21 $23.85 $49,610 2.5 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters (5) $14.88 $16.02 $33,310 7.3 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 70 $13.21 $14.48 $30,110 6.1 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians (3) 300 $16.29 $16.68 $34,700 2.7 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 360 $20.89 $22.44 $46,670 5.6 %
17-3024 Electro-Mechanical Technicians (5) $11.51 $12.52 $26,040 9.8 %
17-3025 Environmental Engineering Technicians (5) $18.56 $17.86 $37,150 5.9 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians (3) 200 $12.49 $14.32 $29,780 6.6 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians (3) (5) $13.66 $14.01 $29,140 2.5 %
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 1,960 $19.14 $21.01 $43,700 4.9 %
19-1031 Conservation Scientists 30 $17.68 $19.54 $40,640 6.1 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health (5) $16.23 $20.49 $42,630 24.8 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 360 $17.31 $20.05 $41,700 17.4 %
19-4011 Agricultural and Food Science Technicians (5) $22.56 $20.88 $43,430 3.6 %
19-4021 Biological Technicians (5) $18.95 $18.85 $39,200 4.0 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians (5) $9.62 $10.68 $22,220 17.9 %
19-4093 Forest and Conservation Technicians (5) $14.78 $13.99 $29,090 5.6 %
Community and Social Services Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
21-0000 Community and Social Services Occupations 3,840 $13.36 $14.65 $30,460 5.9 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 230 $14.36 $14.44 $30,040 2.9 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors (3) 680 $18.11 $18.24 $37,930 5.8 %
21-1013 Marriage and Family Therapists 40 $13.88 $13.77 $28,640 5.9 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors (5) $10.60 $11.15 $23,200 3.3 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 460 $18.32 $17.97 $37,370 3.6 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 460 $13.00 $14.18 $29,500 6.5 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 380 $11.10 $12.11 $25,180 9.4 %
21-1091 Health Educators 250 $14.22 $16.22 $33,730 17.3 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 120 $10.08 $10.93 $22,730 10.2 %
Legal Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
23-0000 Legal Occupations 3,490 $31.78 $34.22 $71,180 10.2 %
23-1011 Lawyers 2,240 $41.17 $42.28 $87,940 11.3 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 660 $18.60 $18.19 $37,840 2.7 %
23-2092 Law Clerks (3) (5) $11.80 $13.28 $27,620 10.6 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers (3) 100 $12.08 $13.01 $27,060 2.3 %
Education, Training, and Library Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 13,460 $14.21 $14.74 $30,670 6.1 %
25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary (3) (5) (2) (2) $58,290 6.0 %
25-1021 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary (3) (5) (2) (2) $46,260 5.4 %
25-1022 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary (3) (5) (2) (2) $48,780 5.3 %
25-1066 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary (3) (5) (2) (2) $44,420 4.1 %
25-1071 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary (3) (5) (2) (2) $50,450 3.4 %
25-1072 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary (3) (5) (2) (2) $41,940 4.3 %
25-1121 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary (3) (5) (2) (2) $46,290 3.6 %
25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary (3) (5) (2) (2) $47,520 2.6 %
25-1125 History Teachers, Postsecondary (3) (5) (2) (2) $47,630 2.6 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary (5) $21.53 $21.13 $43,950 4.1 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education (3) 1,360 $7.69 $8.57 $17,820 9.1 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education (3) 120 (2) (2) $29,110 11.5 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education (3) 1,990 (2) (2) $33,170 5.4 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education (5) (2) (2) $35,560 2.8 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 2,200 (2) (2) $35,750 4.7 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 140 (2) (2) $30,050 6.5 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 220 (2) (2) $36,560 5.1 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and Ged Teachers and Instructors 50 $14.42 $16.37 $34,060 11.2 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 300 $9.64 $11.65 $24,240 18.9 %
25-4021 Librarians (3) 250 $14.71 $14.97 $31,130 6.9 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 260 $9.51 $9.58 $19,930 3.9 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 430 $20.74 $19.80 $41,190 6.2 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants (3) 2,430 (2) (2) $17,680 4.6 %
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 2,450 $13.70 $14.90 $30,990 5.8 %
27-1014 Multi-Media Artists and Animators 60 $23.93 $22.82 $47,470 22.1 %
27-1021 Commercial and Industrial Designers (5) $16.63 $16.47 $34,260 3.1 %
27-1023 Floral Designers (5) $7.70 $7.84 $16,310 4.5 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 150 $15.56 $15.74 $32,740 2.3 %
27-1025 Interior Designers (3) 140 $14.41 $13.56 $28,210 11.5 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers (3) 70 $8.23 $8.45 $17,580 3.5 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors 90 (2) (2) $39,400 14.9 %
27-3010 Announcers (3) 210 $10.81 $11.37 $23,650 7.3 %
27-3020 News Analysts, Reporters and Correspondents (3) 70 $15.40 $18.15 $37,750 5.8 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists (3) 180 $15.27 $16.64 $34,610 5.5 %
27-3041 Editors (5) $16.45 $18.41 $38,280 7.8 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 120 $18.78 $20.91 $43,480 5.9 %
27-3091 Interpreters and Translators 50 $11.77 $12.10 $25,170 6.5 %
27-4011 Audio and Video Equipment Technicians 160 $13.72 $13.70 $28,490 18.8 %
27-4021 Photographers (3) 60 $10.93 $12.19 $25,360 11.5 %
27-4031 Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture (3) (5) $12.45 $14.71 $30,600 5.6 %
27-4032 Film and Video Editors (3) (5) $14.95 $14.88 $30,940 2.3 %
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 12,660 $17.50 $21.86 $45,470 10.7 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists (3) 100 $18.00 $18.12 $37,690 2.8 %
29-1051 Pharmacists (3) 530 $25.13 $24.69 $51,360 3.0 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants (3) 70 $29.95 $28.28 $58,830 1.8 %
29-1121 Audiologists 60 $18.91 $18.61 $38,700 3.0 %
29-1125 Recreational Therapists (3) 70 $13.43 $13.59 $28,270 3.2 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 140 $20.22 $20.53 $42,700 6.7 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 50 $20.32 $24.58 $51,140 7.2 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians (3) 350 $12.69 $14.51 $30,170 6.1 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists (3) (5) $23.29 $23.00 $47,850 2.3 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (5) $19.25 $19.26 $40,060 3.2 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 480 $14.56 $14.60 $30,380 15.3 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics (3) 200 $10.55 $11.55 $24,030 9.9 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians (3) 320 $9.43 $9.93 $20,640 3.6 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians (5) $9.40 $9.07 $18,860 4.1 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians (5) $10.29 $11.59 $24,110 11.4 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing (3) 110 $9.22 $10.36 $21,540 9.5 %
29-9010 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians 70 $22.39 $21.48 $44,680 3.4 %
Healthcare Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations 5,610 $10.14 $10.77 $22,390 6.5 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides (3) 1,250 $8.91 $9.02 $18,760 2.0 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants (3) 2,400 $9.27 $9.24 $19,210 2.0 %
31-2011 Occupational Therapist Assistants 50 $16.15 $16.39 $34,100 6.4 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 160 $13.07 $12.99 $27,020 11.6 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides (5) $9.66 $9.68 $20,140 2.1 %
31-9011 Massage Therapists (5) $6.13 $7.09 $14,740 23.0 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants (3) (5) $11.60 $11.23 $23,350 7.5 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 310 $12.02 $12.06 $25,080 8.3 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 450 $12.03 $12.13 $25,230 5.3 %
Protective Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 4,220 $9.19 $11.85 $24,650 10.8 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives (3) 110 $24.35 $25.78 $53,630 4.1 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters (3) 270 $11.93 $10.87 $22,610 5.0 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers (3) (5) $15.89 $16.22 $33,740 2.4 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers (3) 610 $19.24 $18.94 $39,400 2.5 %
33-9021 Private Detectives and Investigators (5) $29.91 $26.39 $54,900 11.0 %
33-9032 Security Guards (3) (5) $7.85 $8.60 $17,900 3.8 %
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 25,960 $6.72 $7.28 $15,140 1.9 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 200 $13.80 $13.33 $27,740 10.9 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 940 $10.40 $10.95 $22,780 6.3 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food (3) (5) $6.73 $6.69 $13,910 3.2 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria (3) 1,160 $8.86 $8.75 $18,200 2.1 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant (3) 2,090 $8.03 $8.26 $17,180 1.8 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order (3) (5) $7.29 $8.13 $16,910 5.2 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 2,820 $6.68 $7.00 $14,570 8.4 %
35-3011 Bartenders (3) 1,070 $7.75 $7.65 $15,910 2.4 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food (3) 1,800 $7.25 $7.33 $15,240 3.0 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop (3) 2,440 $6.46 $6.61 $13,750 2.5 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses (3) 6,170 $5.99 $6.12 $12,720 1.6 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant (3) 1,200 $6.52 $7.23 $15,040 2.8 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers (3) 1,130 $6.07 $6.26 $13,020 2.4 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 1,110 $7.10 $6.99 $14,550 4.0 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop (3) 1,770 $6.68 $6.76 $14,070 2.0 %
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 7,900 $8.13 $8.97 $18,660 2.3 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers (3) 280 $9.78 $11.18 $23,250 3.6 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 320 $12.23 $12.33 $25,640 3.4 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners (3) 3,340 $8.17 $8.80 $18,300 2.4 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners (3) 2,070 $7.47 $7.44 $15,470 2.3 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 1,230 $9.20 $9.61 $19,990 4.3 %
37-3012 Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation (3) (5) $9.79 $9.99 $20,780 5.0 %
Personal Care and Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations 5,670 $7.50 $8.75 $18,200 11.9 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers (5) $12.55 $12.90 $26,820 5.4 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 230 $6.05 $6.09 $12,660 4.9 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers (3) 100 $6.24 $6.16 $12,810 3.4 %
39-3093 Locker Room, Coatroom, and Dressing Room Attendants 50 $7.13 $7.11 $14,790 5.5 %
39-4011 Embalmers (3) (5) $14.98 $14.27 $29,690 6.7 %
39-4021 Funeral Attendants (3) (5) $7.61 $7.99 $16,630 6.1 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 840 $10.33 $11.87 $24,690 5.6 %
39-5092 Manicurists and Pedicurists (3) (5) $7.60 $7.65 $15,910 6.8 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers (3) 550 $7.47 $7.54 $15,670 3.5 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides (3) (5) $7.88 $7.95 $16,530 3.2 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 220 $8.93 $8.85 $18,400 10.3 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 520 $7.43 $7.77 $16,170 3.5 %
39-9041 Residential Advisors (5) $9.48 $9.40 $19,540 5.1 %
Sales and Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 32,340 $9.59 $12.63 $26,260 4.0 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 2,450 $12.33 $14.29 $29,730 3.5 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 680 $16.39 $21.57 $44,860 8.1 %
41-2011 Cashiers (3) 6,110 $7.08 $7.34 $15,260 1.1 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks (3) 1,770 $6.50 $7.11 $14,790 3.9 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons (3) 440 $12.55 $13.43 $27,940 4.2 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons (3) 9,770 $7.98 $9.96 $20,710 2.6 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents (3) 210 $16.76 $18.55 $38,580 5.9 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents (5) $19.84 $20.70 $43,060 7.7 %
41-3041 Travel Agents (3) (5) $9.04 $9.39 $19,530 3.9 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products (3) 2,040 $18.30 $21.33 $44,370 5.9 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products (3) 2,950 $17.80 $20.52 $42,680 4.0 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters (3) 1,260 $11.29 $12.60 $26,200 4.0 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents (3) 260 $11.90 $12.82 $26,680 7.3 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers (3) 80 $27.75 $29.52 $61,410 6.0 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 1,610 $9.60 $9.71 $20,200 5.1 %
41-9091 Door-To-Door Sales Workers, News and Street Vendors, and Related Workers (5) $18.96 $20.22 $42,060 9.0 %
Office and Administrative Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 67,360 $11.39 $12.14 $25,250 2.0 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers (3) 4,420 $16.43 $18.27 $38,010 1.7 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service (3) 470 $9.55 $9.53 $19,830 1.6 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors (3) 850 $10.28 $10.97 $22,820 3.1 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators (3) 2,610 $11.25 $11.34 $23,580 1.2 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks (3) 6,510 $11.21 $11.74 $24,420 1.5 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks (3) 350 $11.97 $12.19 $25,350 2.1 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks (3) (5) $12.39 $12.24 $25,450 4.0 %
43-3071 Tellers (3) 1,260 $8.36 $8.38 $17,430 3.2 %
43-4011 Brokerage Clerks (3) (5) $12.00 $12.35 $25,680 2.3 %
43-4021 Correspondence Clerks 300 $9.86 $10.83 $22,520 13.5 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks (3) (5) $12.65 $14.61 $30,380 7.6 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks (5) $12.24 $13.16 $27,380 5.7 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 7,610 $11.22 $11.46 $23,830 3.1 %
43-4071 File Clerks (3) 1,000 $8.67 $8.83 $18,360 1.6 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks (3) 180 $7.80 $7.72 $16,060 1.3 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan (3) (5) $8.93 $9.21 $19,150 3.3 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 520 $13.24 $13.12 $27,300 4.7 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks (3) 170 $12.19 $12.01 $24,970 4.6 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 850 $10.94 $12.80 $26,630 8.9 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping (3) (5) $13.37 $13.85 $28,800 2.8 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks (3) 2,630 $9.26 $9.37 $19,480 1.8 %
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks (5) $17.92 $16.51 $34,340 4.2 %
43-5011 Cargo and Freight Agents (3) 50 $9.76 $11.34 $23,580 10.4 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers (3) 210 $8.03 $8.46 $17,600 2.7 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers (3) (5) $14.81 $14.61 $30,390 3.2 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance (3) 430 $14.73 $14.93 $31,050 2.3 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities (3) (5) $17.62 $16.25 $33,790 6.4 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks (3) 490 $15.50 $14.51 $30,180 4.5 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks (3) 1,490 $9.73 $10.32 $21,460 1.4 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers (3) 3,430 $9.03 $10.01 $20,820 2.7 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping (3) 80 $10.92 $10.78 $22,430 3.5 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 3,870 $14.42 $14.63 $30,430 3.2 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries (3) 970 $13.45 $13.17 $27,400 6.6 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries (3) 700 $11.53 $11.48 $23,880 2.7 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 3,050 $11.43 $11.47 $23,850 1.5 %
43-9011 Computer Operators (3) 670 $12.37 $12.91 $26,850 2.8 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers (3) 1,770 $8.88 $9.29 $19,320 2.3 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists (3) 900 $10.49 $10.61 $22,080 1.5 %
43-9031 Desktop Publishers (5) $14.06 $14.19 $29,520 11.7 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 1,950 $12.61 $13.59 $28,270 4.2 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service (3) 1,010 $8.95 $9.94 $20,680 3.3 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 8,150 $10.28 $10.63 $22,120 1.7 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer (3) 1,240 $9.76 $9.85 $20,480 3.5 %
43-9111 Statistical Assistants (3) 40 $12.70 $13.45 $27,970 3.0 %
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
45-0000 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 760 $8.91 $8.93 $18,580 6.4 %
Construction and Extraction Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations 11,030 $14.85 $15.47 $32,180 2.5 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 580 $22.01 $22.42 $46,630 5.0 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 280 $23.84 $22.56 $46,930 4.4 %
47-2031 Carpenters 3,010 $13.20 $14.07 $29,260 2.6 %
47-2041 Carpet Installers (3) (5) $14.32 $14.22 $29,580 3.5 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers (5) $10.23 $11.02 $22,930 10.8 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 1,150 $11.92 $12.55 $26,110 8.0 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators (3) (5) $13.90 $14.44 $30,040 2.9 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators (3) 350 $17.84 $17.12 $35,620 3.7 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 430 $16.50 $15.80 $32,870 5.6 %
47-2082 Tapers (3) (5) $20.21 $18.77 $39,040 3.9 %
47-2111 Electricians 1,000 $15.21 $15.60 $32,450 4.9 %
47-2130 Insulation Workers (3) (5) $10.72 $14.02 $29,160 7.6 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 340 $16.31 $15.02 $31,250 9.8 %
47-2151 Pipelayers (3) (5) $15.86 $16.09 $33,460 3.1 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (3) 550 $16.54 $18.19 $37,840 3.6 %
47-2181 Roofers (3) (5) $12.44 $12.80 $26,620 3.2 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers (3) 370 $14.47 $15.89 $33,050 4.0 %
47-3011 Helpers—Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters (3) (5) $16.76 $15.71 $32,670 5.2 %
47-3013 Helpers—Electricians (5) $7.99 $8.29 $17,250 10.1 %
47-3015 Helpers—Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (3) 160 $10.45 $10.18 $21,170 3.7 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors (3) 100 $19.04 $18.82 $39,140 2.3 %
47-4041 Hazardous Materials Removal Workers (3) (5) $14.55 $14.11 $29,340 5.7 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers (3) 320 $13.11 $13.40 $27,870 2.1 %
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 11,140 $14.19 $14.53 $30,220 2.4 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 700 $20.29 $20.81 $43,290 4.1 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 330 $15.99 $15.34 $31,910 20.4 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 400 $16.18 $17.63 $36,660 11.4 %
49-2092 Electric Motor, Power Tool, and Related Repairers (5) $12.67 $12.88 $26,800 5.7 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 240 $15.08 $15.20 $31,610 4.0 %
49-2098 Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers (5) $11.67 $12.38 $25,760 12.6 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 110 $16.23 $16.82 $34,980 9.4 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 1,040 $14.75 $14.57 $30,300 15.5 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics (3) 1,330 $13.20 $13.81 $28,720 3.1 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists (3) 510 $14.01 $14.36 $29,870 2.0 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics (3) (5) $14.25 $14.61 $30,380 5.8 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines (3) (5) $17.93 $18.26 $37,980 4.6 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers (3) 500 $6.82 $7.30 $15,190 10.2 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door (5) $18.32 $18.10 $37,650 3.0 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers (3) (5) $13.91 $14.94 $31,070 4.3 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 230 $13.36 $13.97 $29,050 3.8 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General (3) 2,120 $11.84 $12.14 $25,260 2.8 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery (3) 440 $13.98 $14.48 $30,110 3.5 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers (3) (5) $22.68 $22.39 $46,570 3.6 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers 100 $12.68 $12.77 $26,560 7.1 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers (3) (5) $10.14 $10.86 $22,600 6.9 %
Production Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
51-0000 Production Occupations 16,580 $10.74 $11.99 $24,950 2.8 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 1,350 $16.65 $16.75 $34,830 4.4 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 140 $14.43 $14.20 $29,540 2.7 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 1,770 $8.77 $9.37 $19,490 4.3 %
51-3011 Bakers (3) 170 $10.46 $10.04 $20,880 4.6 %
51-3022 Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers (3) (5) $8.96 $8.77 $18,240 3.6 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 30 $11.83 $12.19 $25,350 6.0 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic (5) $14.56 $13.48 $28,030 5.0 %
51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 30 $14.94 $14.43 $30,020 3.8 %
51-4035 Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 70 $10.36 $11.32 $23,540 3.0 %
51-4041 Machinists 820 $10.13 $10.75 $22,360 10.3 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 90 $13.87 $13.07 $27,180 5.2 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers (3) 80 $16.86 $17.49 $36,380 5.5 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers (3) 450 $13.06 $13.62 $28,320 3.5 %
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (3) (5) $12.27 $11.99 $24,940 5.5 %
51-5011 Bindery Workers 400 $12.13 $13.04 $27,110 6.4 %
51-5021 Job Printers (3) 400 $14.41 $14.30 $29,740 12.5 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 370 $15.01 $16.55 $34,410 5.7 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators (3) 640 $13.46 $14.24 $29,630 3.1 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 290 $7.57 $7.46 $15,520 3.2 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials (3) (5) $7.75 $7.81 $16,250 2.6 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators (3) (5) $7.74 $7.71 $16,040 2.4 %
51-6052 Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers (3) 40 $8.93 $9.29 $19,330 6.2 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters (5) $13.71 $13.31 $27,680 9.8 %
51-7021 Furniture Finishers (3) (5) $6.58 $7.68 $15,970 7.7 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 190 $16.60 $17.81 $37,050 9.2 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators (3) (5) $15.23 $15.26 $31,750 2.8 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (5) $14.76 $14.08 $29,290 11.5 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (3) 100 $11.55 $11.85 $24,650 9.0 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (3) (5) $11.65 $11.47 $23,850 2.2 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers (3) 410 $10.55 $11.85 $24,650 4.0 %
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians (3) (5) $11.89 $12.76 $26,550 4.0 %
51-9083 Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians (3) (5) $8.50 $8.85 $18,420 3.7 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 810 $9.82 $10.00 $20,800 5.7 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment (3) (5) $11.75 $12.34 $25,670 6.6 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators (3) (5) $7.91 $8.86 $18,420 10.0 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers 810 $8.02 $8.37 $17,400 6.1 %
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 23,140 $11.06 $12.24 $25,460 3.8 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 280 $17.50 $17.32 $36,030 5.0 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 290 $15.35 $17.52 $36,430 8.1 %
53-2012 Commercial Pilots (5) (2) (2) $34,050 7.0 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity (3) (5) $12.17 $12.58 $26,170 4.1 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School (3) 560 $11.68 $10.97 $22,810 7.3 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers (3) 630 $8.69 $10.96 $22,800 10.9 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 4,650 $18.44 $17.64 $36,690 3.1 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 4,100 $11.49 $11.69 $24,310 4.4 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs (3) 180 $7.13 $9.60 $19,970 13.1 %
53-6021 Parking Lot Attendants (3) (5) $6.13 $6.49 $13,500 4.5 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants (3) (5) $9.39 $9.70 $20,190 6.8 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators (3) (5) $14.31 $15.19 $31,590 6.9 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators (3) 200 $16.54 $15.71 $32,680 6.1 %
53-7041 Hoist and Winch Operators (3) 80 $14.08 $14.51 $30,180 5.2 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators (3) 1,500 $12.17 $12.54 $26,080 2.8 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment (3) 840 $8.19 $8.70 $18,100 2.8 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 4,430 $9.71 $9.97 $20,730 3.9 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers (3) 40 $13.33 $13.55 $28,190 4.0 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand (3) 3,850 $7.59 $7.76 $16,140 1.9 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors (3) (5) $13.82 $14.19 $29,520 2.7 %

About 1999 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Estimates for residual, "All Other", occupations are not available.

(1) 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.

(2) = Hourly wage rates for occupations where workers typically work fewer than 2,080 hours per year are not available.

(3) = Wage rates are calculated using three years of data: 1997, 1998, and 1999.

(5) = Estimates not released due to high relative standard error.

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.



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Technical notes

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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