Occupational Employment Statistics

1999 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Grand Junction, CO MSA

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry divisions in the Grand Junction, CO MSA, a metropolitan statistical area in Colorado.

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SOC Major Groups in the Grand Junction, CO MSA:

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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 3,170 $20.00 $22.94 $47,710 6.0 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 280 $33.73 $37.97 $78,970 5.8 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,450 $19.21 $22.66 $47,130 5.4 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers (3) 40 $22.00 $24.14 $50,210 5.3 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers (3) 40 $21.79 $24.21 $50,360 5.5 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers (3) 40 $21.67 $22.68 $47,170 3.4 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 260 $27.33 $25.63 $53,310 5.9 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 50 $31.85 $33.48 $69,640 5.6 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers (5) $12.34 $12.55 $26,110 3.7 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 50 $25.40 $28.42 $59,120 7.9 %
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 1,160 $17.99 $19.70 $40,970 5.3 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products (3) 50 $16.54 $18.78 $39,070 3.6 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators (3) 40 $20.96 $22.49 $46,780 4.4 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 30 $18.36 $18.81 $39,120 5.4 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors (3) 280 $18.27 $20.43 $42,500 5.2 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 120 $18.93 $18.99 $39,500 4.5 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers (3) (5) $14.62 $14.82 $30,810 13.1 %
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 210 $26.62 $27.53 $57,270 9.3 %
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 610 $20.98 $21.75 $45,240 4.0 %
17-1012 Landscape Architects (3) (5) $19.18 $20.95 $43,580 2.9 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers (3) 70 $24.77 $25.77 $53,590 3.1 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 30 $17.42 $17.85 $37,130 6.6 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 80 $17.71 $16.91 $35,170 11.3 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians (3) (5) $15.35 $15.75 $32,770 2.6 %
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 350 $19.86 $20.72 $43,090 7.0 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 60 $20.39 $19.91 $41,420 10.0 %
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 670 $10.36 $11.41 $23,730 6.4 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 320 $8.25 $8.96 $18,630 2.3 %
Legal Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
23-0000 Legal Occupations (5) $39.02 $38.83 $80,770 12.3 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers (3) (5) $11.49 $12.35 $25,690 7.2 %
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 510 $11.87 $12.65 $26,320 3.8 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary (5) $18.43 $17.58 $36,570 6.5 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education (3) (5) $8.94 $9.70 $20,170 11.0 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education (3) (5) (2) (2) $35,660 2.3 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and Ged Teachers and Instructors 50 $13.98 $12.81 $26,640 5.0 %
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 380 $8.32 $10.64 $22,120 13.3 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 60 $7.64 $7.90 $16,430 9.8 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 30 $14.48 $13.64 $28,360 5.6 %
27-3010 Announcers (3) (5) $9.61 $10.24 $21,300 4.8 %
27-3020 News Analysts, Reporters and Correspondents (3) (5) $12.93 $15.14 $31,490 25.2 %
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 2,360 $17.89 $22.54 $46,890 11.7 %
29-1051 Pharmacists (3) 90 $33.30 $31.44 $65,390 2.1 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants (3) 60 $24.53 $24.30 $50,530 3.5 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses (3) 480 $18.88 $19.61 $40,780 2.7 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists (3) 50 $22.68 $23.80 $49,500 4.6 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists (3) (5) $23.49 $23.59 $49,080 5.7 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 30 $14.65 $14.35 $29,850 5.6 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses (3) 240 $12.64 $12.62 $26,250 1.4 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing (3) (5) $11.72 $13.88 $28,870 8.1 %
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 1,480 $9.13 $9.61 $19,980 8.2 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides (3) (5) $8.47 $8.59 $17,870 2.7 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants (3) 530 $7.87 $7.90 $16,440 2.6 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants (3) (5) $10.96 $11.54 $24,010 4.6 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 170 $10.17 $10.30 $21,430 5.1 %
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 590 $20.17 $20.37 $42,370 3.8 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives (3) 60 $25.60 $26.61 $55,340 2.9 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators (3) 50 $24.33 $24.75 $51,490 2.2 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers (3) 210 $17.85 $17.60 $36,600 2.2 %
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 6,530 $6.32 $6.78 $14,110 4.6 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 400 $8.96 $9.62 $20,010 9.5 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria (3) 120 $8.28 $8.90 $18,500 5.8 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant (3) (5) $7.35 $7.42 $15,440 8.0 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order (3) (5) $7.82 $7.72 $16,050 5.4 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 400 $8.19 $8.73 $18,160 4.1 %
35-3011 Bartenders (3) (5) $6.34 $6.42 $13,350 4.6 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food (3) (5) $5.99 $6.28 $13,070 2.5 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses (3) 550 $6.11 $6.43 $13,360 3.9 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant (3) (5) $7.35 $7.58 $15,770 7.4 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers (3) (5) $6.03 $6.31 $13,130 3.6 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 210 $6.33 $6.32 $13,140 2.3 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop (3) 190 $6.86 $6.89 $14,340 2.4 %
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 1,400 $7.51 $8.51 $17,700 5.1 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners (3) 470 $7.48 $7.82 $16,270 2.0 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners (3) 390 $6.28 $6.59 $13,710 3.9 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 420 $8.21 $9.52 $19,790 12.2 %
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 650 $7.24 $8.16 $16,970 5.7 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers (3) 100 $5.90 $5.90 $12,270 3.1 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides (3) (5) $6.69 $6.69 $13,910 4.0 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 120 $7.22 $7.50 $15,600 3.6 %
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 5,650 $8.99 $11.00 $22,880 3.8 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 460 $11.97 $14.54 $30,240 7.6 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 40 $18.29 $20.83 $43,330 13.8 %
41-2011 Cashiers (3) 1,270 $7.42 $8.06 $16,770 2.1 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks (3) 110 $7.20 $8.11 $16,870 4.1 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons (3) 90 $10.31 $11.30 $23,500 6.0 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons (3) 2,030 $7.45 $8.95 $18,610 2.8 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents (3) 40 $10.88 $13.01 $27,070 4.9 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products (3) 70 $23.35 $26.59 $55,300 6.3 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products (3) 390 $18.30 $20.09 $41,790 5.7 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters (3) 310 $8.17 $8.26 $17,180 2.4 %
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 7,690 $10.49 $11.95 $24,860 4.2 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers (3) 640 $15.49 $16.20 $33,690 4.8 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service (3) 40 $9.29 $9.04 $18,810 2.8 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors (3) 60 $11.59 $11.43 $23,770 4.0 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators (3) 190 $10.30 $10.05 $20,910 3.6 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks (3) 870 $10.76 $11.04 $22,960 1.5 %
43-3071 Tellers (3) 230 $8.25 $8.43 $17,530 2.2 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks (3) (5) $12.36 $13.10 $27,240 5.0 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 380 $10.43 $11.01 $22,900 3.7 %
43-4071 File Clerks (3) 60 $6.70 $7.29 $15,160 5.0 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks (3) 110 $6.64 $6.80 $14,130 2.8 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 70 $10.24 $10.05 $20,900 8.8 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks (3) 90 $9.23 $9.19 $19,110 4.3 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks (3) 610 $8.74 $8.99 $18,710 3.4 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers (3) (5) $8.65 $8.26 $17,190 5.9 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance (3) 40 $11.01 $12.10 $25,170 4.2 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks (3) 110 $14.19 $14.19 $29,520 3.7 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks (3) 180 $9.10 $9.59 $19,940 3.2 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers (3) 600 $9.75 $10.80 $22,470 3.0 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 290 $11.32 $12.49 $25,980 4.5 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries (3) 30 $10.17 $10.52 $21,890 4.4 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 930 $11.24 $11.09 $23,060 6.0 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists (3) 80 $10.69 $10.95 $22,780 3.0 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks (5) $15.03 $16.21 $33,710 5.7 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service (3) (5) $9.44 $9.48 $19,720 2.9 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 620 $9.26 $9.74 $20,260 3.9 %
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 90 $9.64 $10.28 $21,380 9.9 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 50 $10.00 $10.13 $21,070 5.1 %
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 2,390 $13.59 $13.75 $28,590 3.1 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 170 $17.66 $18.22 $37,890 4.9 %
47-2031 Carpenters 260 $13.14 $13.75 $28,600 5.5 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 360 $10.82 $11.01 $22,900 4.4 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators (3) 90 $14.93 $14.81 $30,800 2.7 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 100 $11.79 $12.68 $26,380 5.9 %
47-2151 Pipelayers (3) (5) $12.66 $12.63 $26,270 7.8 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (3) (5) $14.18 $15.63 $32,500 7.3 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers (3) 310 $15.55 $15.48 $32,200 3.5 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers (3) (5) $13.40 $13.46 $28,000 4.2 %
47-3012 Helpers—Carpenters (3) 70 $8.80 $8.74 $18,170 3.7 %
47-3015 Helpers—Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters (3) (5) $11.28 $10.63 $22,120 4.5 %
47-3016 Helpers—Roofers (3) 70 $6.74 $7.03 $14,620 8.8 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors (3) 30 $17.49 $17.84 $37,100 3.3 %
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 1,740 $11.84 $12.82 $26,670 4.8 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics (3) 180 $13.50 $13.41 $27,890 4.9 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists (3) 60 $15.07 $15.02 $31,230 2.1 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines (3) 30 $15.40 $15.25 $31,720 3.0 %
49-3052 Motorcycle Mechanics (3) (5) $11.02 $9.93 $20,650 3.5 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers (3) (5) $8.46 $8.95 $18,620 5.0 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General (3) 310 $11.09 $11.78 $24,510 3.1 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers (3) (5) $7.78 $8.93 $18,570 6.3 %
Production Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (1) Mean RSE
51-0000 Production Occupations 2,710 $11.77 $12.34 $25,670 4.3 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 140 $20.00 $20.48 $42,610 5.0 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 230 $8.07 $9.22 $19,180 7.0 %
51-3011 Bakers (3) 140 $12.01 $11.72 $24,370 6.3 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers (3) 40 $12.45 $12.84 $26,710 3.6 %
51-4194 Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners (3) 40 $10.35 $10.96 $22,800 10.1 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers (5) $11.87 $12.42 $25,830 5.4 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators (3) (5) $14.60 $15.74 $32,740 9.7 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 30 $6.20 $6.58 $13,690 8.8 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators (3) 80 $7.49 $7.62 $15,840 2.5 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 30 $10.54 $10.49 $21,810 7.4 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers (3) 140 $10.23 $11.09 $23,070 4.2 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders (5) $8.11 $9.69 $20,160 21.6 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers (5) $8.80 $8.03 $16,690 6.7 %
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 3,270 $10.51 $11.20 $23,300 4.0 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand (5) $19.40 $20.36 $42,340 9.3 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 60 $18.39 $19.15 $39,830 7.5 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 850 $14.75 $14.42 $29,990 3.3 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 370 $9.81 $10.42 $21,670 9.8 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs (3) 30 $6.20 $6.45 $13,410 3.9 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants (3) (5) $7.25 $7.33 $15,260 4.7 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators (3) 60 $14.66 $15.31 $31,850 4.3 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators (3) 70 $11.05 $11.69 $24,320 5.5 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment (3) (5) $7.23 $7.34 $15,270 3.7 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 950 $9.01 $9.39 $19,540 5.5 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand (3) 270 $6.11 $6.31 $13,130 3.3 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors (3) 80 $13.08 $13.32 $27,700 4.2 %

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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List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

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