Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2003 Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Des Moines, IA MSA


For metropolitan area definitions used by the OES survey, see the MSA definitions page.

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in the Des Moines, IA MSA, a metropolitan statistical area in Iowa. These and other data elements, including the 10th, 25th, 75th, and 90th percentile wages are available in the downloadable Excel files (XLS).

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SOC Major Groups in the Des Moines, IA MSA:

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All Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
00-0000 All Occupations 280,360 $13.95 $17.24 $35,860 1.5 %
Management Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
11-0000 Management Occupations 16,560 $33.09 $37.62 $78,250 2.9 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 720 (5) $76.93 $160,020 3.0 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 4,090 $34.65 $40.91 $85,100 2.5 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 170 $21.51 $25.70 $53,460 6.4 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 570 $37.16 $40.23 $83,670 3.4 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 770 $36.21 $41.43 $86,170 5.7 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 190 $30.03 $35.59 $74,020 9.4 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 1,440 $30.18 $32.23 $67,040 4.5 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 860 $40.61 $41.79 $86,920 2.4 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 2,020 $38.38 $43.69 $90,890 3.6 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 430 $32.50 $35.13 $73,080 3.9 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 190 $30.32 $31.44 $65,390 3.1 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 150 $29.47 $30.36 $63,140 3.8 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 220 $30.45 $32.94 $68,510 5.5 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 270 $31.84 $33.36 $69,390 4.4 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 100 $17.69 $18.22 $37,900 7.7 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 340 (4) (4) $73,580 3.9 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 210 $33.21 $36.59 $76,100 5.2 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 290 $37.89 $39.19 $81,510 3.3 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 330 $19.39 $21.44 $44,600 5.2 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 100 $16.24 $15.86 $32,990 11.4 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 770 $27.60 $29.36 $61,060 2.5 %
11-9121 Natural Sciences Managers 90 $60.51 $61.60 $128,120 6.0 %
11-9131 Postmasters and Mail Superintendents 50 $24.76 $24.91 $51,810 1.5 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 230 $33.25 $31.34 $65,180 13.6 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 430 $20.85 $22.00 $45,750 3.1 %
Business and Financial Operations Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 19,690 $21.05 $22.95 $47,730 1.4 %
13-1021 Purchasing Agents and Buyers, Farm Products 80 $22.82 $25.48 $53,000 11.0 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 270 $20.29 $22.28 $46,330 7.6 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 310 $20.41 $21.27 $44,240 2.5 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 1,490 $17.46 $18.60 $38,700 3.8 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 530 $20.94 $23.11 $48,080 2.6 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 310 $22.51 $22.86 $47,560 3.1 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 600 $20.65 $21.89 $45,540 5.6 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 330 $17.98 $18.40 $38,280 4.8 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 690 $21.29 $23.25 $48,350 4.0 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 1,740 $24.80 $27.05 $56,260 5.1 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners 60 $19.54 $19.37 $40,280 5.3 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 2,910 $22.06 $23.48 $48,840 2.1 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate (6) $21.68 $21.85 $45,460 2.5 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 430 $20.41 $21.70 $45,140 5.4 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 1,050 $22.03 $25.30 $52,630 2.4 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 300 $24.83 $34.61 $72,000 14.3 %
13-2053 Insurance Underwriters 1,190 $21.04 $21.53 $44,790 2.1 %
13-2061 Financial Examiners 260 $24.00 $26.61 $55,360 5.6 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 890 $18.06 $20.96 $43,600 3.0 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers 70 $16.76 $18.78 $39,060 5.2 %
Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations 8,850 $25.95 $26.83 $55,800 1.6 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 1,230 $26.18 $26.15 $54,400 2.7 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 800 $29.81 $29.91 $62,220 2.5 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 430 $27.52 $34.15 $71,030 8.6 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 1,120 $17.07 $17.45 $36,290 2.9 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 2,690 $28.04 $29.16 $60,660 1.9 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 240 $28.40 $27.80 $57,820 3.1 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 720 $26.35 $26.50 $55,110 4.2 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 630 $29.00 $28.77 $59,830 5.4 %
15-2011 Actuaries 230 $32.79 $34.32 $71,380 2.5 %
15-2041 Statisticians 50 $23.14 $26.00 $54,080 1.6 %
Architecture and Engineering Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 3,510 $25.78 $26.09 $54,270 2.1 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 260 $22.08 $25.11 $52,220 6.3 %
17-1012 Landscape Architects 30 $19.24 $19.50 $40,550 9.9 %
17-1022 Surveyors 90 $22.13 $23.77 $49,440 5.4 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 360 $28.71 $30.11 $62,630 3.6 %
17-2061 Computer Hardware Engineers 30 $27.20 $27.65 $57,510 3.0 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 400 $30.69 $30.37 $63,180 2.2 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer (6) $26.35 $26.30 $54,710 3.0 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 130 $26.84 $27.16 $56,490 2.1 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 230 $29.36 $27.90 $58,030 3.4 %
17-2131 Materials Engineers (6) $26.12 $27.52 $57,240 7.2 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 400 $29.12 $29.46 $61,270 3.8 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 170 $18.16 $18.43 $38,320 2.9 %
17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters 30 $18.41 $17.70 $36,820 4.0 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 50 $17.49 $17.75 $36,910 4.7 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 140 $20.06 $20.78 $43,230 4.6 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 200 $24.69 $23.85 $49,610 2.8 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians (6) $17.51 $19.55 $40,670 9.2 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians (6) $25.06 $23.74 $49,370 6.0 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 70 $16.90 $17.02 $35,390 2.4 %
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 2,310 $22.84 $24.36 $50,670 2.9 %
19-2021 Atmospheric and Space Scientists 40 $27.38 $29.89 $62,170 7.0 %
19-2031 Chemists 40 $23.19 $23.95 $49,810 4.8 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health (6) $22.52 $24.93 $51,840 4.1 %
19-2042 Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers (6) $24.39 $24.14 $50,210 3.7 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 740 $22.54 $24.62 $51,200 4.6 %
19-3022 Survey Researchers (6) $10.54 $10.70 $22,260 4.2 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 170 $24.38 $24.20 $50,330 2.7 %
19-3051 Urban and Regional Planners 50 $20.33 $21.23 $44,160 3.4 %
19-4021 Biological Technicians (6) $24.20 $23.09 $48,020 4.9 %
Community and Social Services Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
21-0000 Community and Social Services Occupations 3,970 $15.59 $15.92 $33,100 3.3 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 110 $16.66 $16.48 $34,270 4.0 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 350 $20.06 $20.95 $43,570 3.0 %
21-1013 Marriage and Family Therapists 310 $15.20 $15.57 $32,390 3.8 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 190 $16.65 $16.72 $34,770 3.5 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 480 $10.47 $11.95 $24,850 4.8 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 480 $18.66 $18.49 $38,460 2.6 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 210 $19.63 $19.66 $40,890 5.9 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 100 $16.99 $17.92 $37,280 3.8 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 760 $10.85 $11.84 $24,630 3.9 %
Legal Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
23-0000 Legal Occupations 2,680 $26.70 $35.51 $73,870 6.8 %
23-1011 Lawyers 1,390 $40.70 $49.35 $102,660 6.6 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 460 $19.68 $20.26 $42,140 2.6 %
23-2092 Law Clerks 120 $15.24 $15.81 $32,890 8.8 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers 160 $12.42 $14.45 $30,070 7.3 %
Education, Training, and Library Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 12,760 $15.41 $15.99 $33,250 3.4 %
25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary 150 (4) (4) $46,680 5.5 %
25-1021 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 70 (4) (4) $49,500 4.2 %
25-1022 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (4) (4) $45,910 1.6 %
25-1042 Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (4) (4) $54,300 4.3 %
25-1066 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary 30 (4) (4) $47,320 1.8 %
25-1071 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary (6) (4) (4) $64,980 5.3 %
25-1121 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary 30 (4) (4) $46,680 1.7 %
25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 80 (4) (4) $48,510 1.5 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 210 $22.02 $21.30 $44,310 5.3 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 1,160 $7.93 $8.70 $18,090 8.2 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 180 (4) (4) $37,150 7.1 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 2,620 (4) (4) $34,340 6.3 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 800 (4) (4) $34,830 6.5 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 1,770 (4) (4) $39,190 5.3 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 250 (4) (4) $43,240 2.7 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 180 (4) (4) $36,440 10.5 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 190 (4) (4) $37,020 6.7 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 360 (4) (4) $35,570 12.8 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and Ged Teachers and Instructors 90 $14.20 $15.76 $32,780 18.0 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 360 $22.99 $21.20 $44,100 6.0 %
25-4021 Librarians 240 $22.07 $22.62 $47,060 2.6 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 350 $10.11 $10.81 $22,480 4.8 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 1,350 (4) (4) $17,000 3.3 %
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 4,230 $14.81 $17.01 $35,380 4.8 %
27-1011 Art Directors 40 $23.32 $26.79 $55,720 8.5 %
27-1014 Multi-Media Artists and Animators 40 $19.51 $20.13 $41,870 3.8 %
27-1021 Commercial and Industrial Designers 50 $20.68 $21.01 $43,710 7.5 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 150 $10.18 $10.80 $22,460 8.3 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 470 $17.27 $18.48 $38,430 3.1 %
27-1025 Interior Designers 130 $17.50 $16.94 $35,240 2.3 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors 130 (4) (4) $44,340 6.3 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 250 (4) (4) $20,730 10.9 %
27-2031 Dancers 80 $7.12 $10.45 $21,740 8.0 %
27-2032 Choreographers 50 $13.90 $15.24 $31,690 6.2 %
27-2042 Musicians and Singers 30 (4) (4) $31,720 23.0 %
27-3010 Announcers 140 $11.89 $12.86 $26,740 4.8 %
27-3020 News Analysts, Reporters and Correspondents 240 $17.18 $20.02 $41,650 6.2 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 340 $17.90 $18.05 $37,530 5.0 %
27-3041 Editors 520 $23.74 $24.74 $51,450 2.6 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 80 $21.61 $21.94 $45,640 2.9 %
27-3043 Writers and Authors 110 $16.74 $19.11 $39,750 8.0 %
27-3091 Interpreters and Translators 30 $12.75 $12.80 $26,620 2.9 %
27-4011 Audio and Video Equipment Technicians 70 $17.83 $18.97 $39,450 4.8 %
27-4014 Sound Engineering Technicians 40 $8.04 $8.48 $17,630 6.2 %
27-4021 Photographers 230 $13.94 $13.55 $28,190 12.7 %
27-4031 Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture 50 $13.92 $18.77 $39,040 18.2 %
Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations 12,410 $20.40 $26.01 $54,100 6.2 %
29-1011 Chiropractors (6) $24.59 $24.31 $50,560 3.7 %
29-1020 Dentists (6) (5) $79.00 $164,310 8.5 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 70 $17.59 $17.60 $36,620 3.1 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 520 $34.66 $37.26 $77,510 7.5 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners (6) (5) $91.14 $189,570 5.6 %
29-1067 Surgeons (6) (5) (5) (5) 11.3 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants (6) $28.55 $31.42 $65,360 5.9 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 5,090 $20.80 $21.04 $43,770 2.2 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 150 $21.76 $23.22 $48,310 4.8 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 210 $23.46 $23.77 $49,430 1.9 %
29-1125 Recreational Therapists 40 $13.09 $13.79 $28,670 4.8 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 180 $19.51 $19.28 $40,110 2.6 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 100 $27.94 $47.18 $98,130 27.9 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 280 $16.67 $16.50 $34,310 3.0 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 580 $26.70 $26.77 $55,690 3.2 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 140 $21.46 $20.13 $41,880 5.5 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 500 $15.40 $15.70 $32,660 4.4 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 230 $12.01 $13.73 $28,560 10.9 %
29-2051 Dietetic Technicians 50 $8.56 $9.49 $19,750 5.5 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 500 $10.42 $10.49 $21,830 3.5 %
29-2054 Respiratory Therapy Technicians (6) $14.86 $14.96 $31,120 3.8 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 80 $12.62 $12.87 $26,770 2.1 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 780 $16.53 $16.47 $34,260 2.4 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 350 $12.49 $12.54 $26,090 2.6 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 80 $12.65 $12.64 $26,280 3.0 %
29-9010 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians 40 $22.60 $23.35 $48,570 4.3 %
Healthcare Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations 5,160 $10.97 $11.31 $23,530 1.5 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 880 $10.03 $10.11 $21,020 2.8 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 2,230 $10.76 $10.98 $22,850 2.2 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants (6) $15.94 $15.97 $33,220 6.2 %
31-9011 Massage Therapists 50 $8.50 $9.06 $18,850 10.4 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 280 $13.25 $13.57 $28,230 4.6 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 530 $12.53 $12.58 $26,160 3.4 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 290 $12.50 $12.54 $26,070 2.9 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides 50 $9.34 $9.31 $19,360 4.8 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 150 $8.23 $8.90 $18,510 8.6 %
Protective Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 5,220 $13.92 $16.00 $33,280 6.6 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 130 $29.60 $29.90 $62,200 3.3 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 620 $19.63 $18.65 $38,790 9.3 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 170 $24.66 $24.93 $51,860 5.0 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 1,230 $23.13 $22.73 $47,270 4.1 %
33-9011 Animal Control Workers (6) $16.40 $17.00 $35,360 3.0 %
33-9021 Private Detectives and Investigators (6) $13.65 $16.20 $33,690 8.5 %
33-9032 Security Guards 1,840 $8.99 $10.59 $22,020 4.5 %
33-9091 Crossing Guards 150 $10.22 $10.11 $21,030 4.0 %
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 20,630 $7.40 $8.07 $16,790 1.5 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 210 $16.51 $17.71 $36,840 8.7 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 1,110 $11.94 $13.32 $27,700 5.6 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 730 $7.69 $7.68 $15,960 4.4 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 640 $9.76 $9.74 $20,250 2.0 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 1,950 $9.65 $9.69 $20,150 3.0 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 340 $9.73 $9.48 $19,720 5.7 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 1,810 $8.43 $8.64 $17,980 2.4 %
35-3011 Bartenders 1,320 $6.70 $7.02 $14,600 4.2 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 4,110 $6.79 $7.19 $14,950 3.5 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 1,600 $7.78 $7.66 $15,940 2.3 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 4,430 $6.33 $6.42 $13,340 2.1 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 330 $8.74 $8.62 $17,930 7.0 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 500 $7.34 $7.28 $15,150 2.4 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 860 $7.78 $7.73 $16,070 2.0 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 560 $7.97 $8.00 $16,630 4.4 %
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 8,970 $9.09 $10.05 $20,910 2.5 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 310 $13.74 $14.47 $30,100 4.8 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 170 $12.47 $14.18 $29,490 5.9 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 4,450 $9.11 $9.71 $20,190 3.0 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 2,060 $8.29 $8.44 $17,550 1.7 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 100 $12.84 $13.62 $28,330 3.9 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 1,010 $8.92 $9.90 $20,590 4.2 %
37-3012 Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation (6) $12.38 $12.38 $25,750 3.4 %
37-3013 Tree Trimmers and Pruners 400 $16.27 $16.46 $34,240 4.4 %
Personal Care and Service Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations 5,190 $8.42 $9.54 $19,830 3.4 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 140 $15.00 $15.74 $32,740 6.7 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 210 $7.75 $9.06 $18,840 13.7 %
39-3093 Locker Room, Coatroom, and Dressing Room Attendants (6) $7.21 $7.35 $15,280 4.5 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 850 $10.96 $12.29 $25,570 5.4 %
39-5094 Skin Care Specialists 30 $8.21 $8.81 $18,330 5.1 %
39-6011 Baggage Porters and Bellhops 60 $6.67 $6.68 $13,900 4.6 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 1,140 $7.74 $7.86 $16,350 3.0 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 480 $8.97 $9.17 $19,060 2.6 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 310 $16.80 $15.46 $32,150 8.0 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 480 $7.44 $8.43 $17,530 5.3 %
Sales and Related Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 32,120 $10.72 $15.70 $32,650 2.6 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 3,020 $14.89 $17.44 $36,270 3.0 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 670 $26.44 $32.10 $66,760 7.0 %
41-2011 Cashiers 6,450 $7.87 $8.10 $16,840 1.7 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 890 $8.35 $10.73 $22,310 14.0 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 730 $14.26 $14.16 $29,460 5.5 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 9,710 $9.13 $12.42 $25,840 4.8 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 250 $15.45 $17.82 $37,060 5.6 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 1,220 $18.38 $27.50 $57,200 10.5 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 650 $25.51 $32.21 $66,990 7.9 %
41-3041 Travel Agents 100 $13.96 $13.86 $28,820 4.9 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 1,060 $23.87 $25.53 $53,100 3.8 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 3,490 $20.54 $26.71 $55,550 7.9 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 700 $8.68 $12.14 $25,260 9.8 %
41-9022 Real Estate Sales Agents 30 $21.76 $21.83 $45,410 8.8 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 100 $30.57 $36.46 $75,830 12.6 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 1,600 $9.46 $10.06 $20,920 4.9 %
Office and Administrative Support Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 58,240 $12.74 $13.49 $28,060 1.5 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 3,690 $18.87 $19.76 $41,110 2.0 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 490 $11.05 $11.41 $23,740 2.6 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 1,110 $12.76 $12.87 $26,770 2.0 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 1,270 $13.15 $13.36 $27,780 1.3 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 4,610 $13.56 $13.81 $28,720 1.1 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 320 $15.34 $15.53 $32,290 2.3 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 130 $13.35 $13.66 $28,400 4.1 %
43-3071 Tellers 1,440 $10.35 $10.51 $21,870 1.4 %
43-4011 Brokerage Clerks 120 $15.18 $15.01 $31,230 2.8 %
43-4021 Correspondence Clerks 40 $12.24 $12.12 $25,220 2.6 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 390 $16.29 $16.70 $34,740 5.5 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 8,110 $12.81 $13.22 $27,500 2.1 %
43-4071 File Clerks 530 $9.77 $10.20 $21,210 2.9 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 350 $8.29 $8.30 $17,270 2.7 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical (6) $9.15 $9.79 $20,370 5.3 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 430 $13.25 $13.57 $28,220 2.1 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 150 $12.60 $13.19 $27,440 4.1 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 530 $12.61 $13.08 $27,210 3.8 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 280 $15.25 $15.33 $31,890 3.0 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 2,260 $10.67 $10.74 $22,350 1.7 %
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 90 $10.08 $11.21 $23,320 8.2 %
43-5011 Cargo and Freight Agents 90 $17.38 $20.10 $41,810 13.4 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 690 $9.65 $9.83 $20,450 3.3 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 140 $18.22 $17.37 $36,120 5.4 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 490 $17.86 $17.28 $35,950 3.8 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 60 $12.07 $11.73 $24,410 16.7 %
43-5051 Postal Service Clerks 90 $19.30 $19.12 $39,770 3.9 %
43-5052 Postal Service Mail Carriers 650 $19.24 $19.13 $39,800 2.9 %
43-5053 Postal Service Mail Sorters, Processors, and Processing Machine Operators 1,250 $19.06 $18.42 $38,320 4.0 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 480 $16.43 $16.33 $33,970 2.6 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 1,180 $11.98 $12.46 $25,920 2.1 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 3,280 $9.33 $9.93 $20,660 1.6 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 70 $13.53 $13.42 $27,910 1.6 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 3,410 $16.23 $16.49 $34,290 1.3 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 780 $17.90 $18.22 $37,890 3.2 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 790 $12.63 $12.40 $25,800 2.6 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 3,430 $12.56 $12.73 $26,490 2.2 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 910 $13.17 $13.58 $28,250 2.9 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 880 $10.70 $11.30 $23,510 4.0 %
43-9022 Word Processors and Typists 500 $11.40 $11.35 $23,600 3.3 %
43-9031 Desktop Publishers 60 $11.64 $12.11 $25,180 10.9 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 1,770 $13.95 $14.54 $30,250 1.9 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 630 $10.77 $11.66 $24,260 5.2 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 7,940 $11.05 $11.39 $23,690 1.4 %
43-9071 Office Machine Operators, Except Computer 380 $11.60 $12.31 $25,600 4.1 %
43-9081 Proofreaders and Copy Markers 40 $13.58 $13.00 $27,040 5.7 %
43-9111 Statistical Assistants 70 $19.71 $18.61 $38,700 4.7 %
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
45-0000 Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations 660 $7.00 $8.66 $18,020 10.6 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse (6) $6.84 $7.49 $15,580 11.7 %
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals 60 $6.78 $7.94 $16,510 14.1 %
Construction and Extraction Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations 11,940 $16.88 $17.42 $36,230 2.0 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 1,250 $22.05 $22.45 $46,690 9.4 %
47-2011 Boilermakers 60 $17.13 $17.24 $35,860 4.6 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 410 $13.77 $16.45 $34,210 13.9 %
47-2031 Carpenters 1,660 $15.68 $16.08 $33,440 3.9 %
47-2041 Carpet Installers (6) $15.35 $15.03 $31,250 4.7 %
47-2044 Tile and Marble Setters (6) $17.83 $15.81 $32,890 9.4 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 590 $11.79 $13.62 $28,320 5.3 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 1,880 $14.95 $15.02 $31,250 2.4 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators (6) $15.85 $15.66 $32,570 2.2 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 610 $19.87 $19.25 $40,030 2.0 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 290 $17.99 $18.80 $39,110 3.0 %
47-2111 Electricians 950 $19.12 $19.96 $41,510 4.3 %
47-2121 Glaziers (6) $18.58 $16.91 $35,180 6.0 %
47-2130 Insulation Workers 120 $11.11 $12.77 $26,560 11.3 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 460 $13.80 $14.77 $30,720 3.9 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 260 $16.17 $16.01 $33,310 2.0 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 810 $19.64 $21.34 $44,390 11.5 %
47-2171 Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers 40 $19.67 $19.09 $39,710 8.8 %
47-2181 Roofers 230 $15.07 $15.24 $31,700 4.8 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 540 $22.10 $20.13 $41,880 3.0 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers 150 $20.33 $19.95 $41,500 2.1 %
47-3011 Helpers—Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters 130 $16.51 $16.63 $34,590 6.2 %
47-3012 Helpers—Carpenters (6) $10.89 $11.16 $23,220 19.5 %
47-3015 Helpers—Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 110 $10.64 $10.64 $22,130 2.7 %
47-3016 Helpers—Roofers 40 $10.70 $11.56 $24,040 5.4 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 80 $24.37 $23.83 $49,570 2.4 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 210 $15.93 $16.03 $33,340 2.2 %
47-4071 Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners 30 $18.20 $17.54 $36,480 6.7 %
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 11,780 $16.79 $17.41 $36,210 1.9 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 910 $23.55 $25.82 $53,710 7.2 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 370 $15.47 $16.00 $33,290 3.9 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 1,110 $23.12 $21.08 $43,850 5.3 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 120 $21.96 $19.33 $40,200 8.1 %
49-2097 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers 60 $13.06 $12.59 $26,190 6.8 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 120 $20.05 $20.03 $41,670 3.1 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 410 $17.25 $17.37 $36,130 7.0 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 1,640 $15.33 $15.58 $32,400 3.3 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 1,040 $17.39 $16.79 $34,920 3.2 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics 60 $15.75 $15.33 $31,890 5.1 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 510 $18.35 $17.41 $36,220 4.4 %
49-3053 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics 60 $10.03 $10.58 $22,010 15.4 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers (6) $12.26 $11.77 $24,490 4.9 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 470 $18.18 $18.88 $39,270 4.4 %
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers 130 $23.36 $25.65 $53,340 15.8 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 380 $16.12 $15.89 $33,050 2.7 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 2,370 $14.13 $14.86 $30,910 3.5 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery (6) $14.99 $15.45 $32,140 4.7 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 190 $21.16 $20.86 $43,380 4.6 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 260 $14.67 $16.36 $34,040 6.5 %
49-9062 Medical Equipment Repairers (6) $20.15 $21.25 $44,190 6.2 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers 110 $11.28 $12.50 $26,010 2.0 %
49-9094 Locksmiths and Safe Repairers 70 $14.17 $14.61 $30,390 3.2 %
Production Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
51-0000 Production Occupations 14,080 $12.34 $13.88 $28,870 2.5 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 1,360 $20.62 $23.02 $47,880 3.1 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 260 $13.43 $13.41 $27,880 2.5 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 2,080 $10.74 $11.68 $24,280 4.2 %
51-3011 Bakers 320 $10.25 $10.24 $21,290 2.0 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 110 $15.21 $14.23 $29,610 4.9 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers 240 $13.96 $13.36 $27,790 3.3 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 40 $13.41 $13.53 $28,150 6.4 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 330 $10.59 $11.11 $23,110 3.2 %
51-4041 Machinists 200 $15.36 $15.42 $32,080 6.6 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 70 $11.85 $11.78 $24,490 7.9 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 50 $18.27 $19.25 $40,040 3.8 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 410 $15.91 $16.44 $34,190 3.2 %
51-4193 Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 40 $13.22 $13.31 $27,690 4.9 %
51-5011 Bindery Workers 160 $10.42 $10.79 $22,450 6.0 %
51-5021 Job Printers 160 $12.82 $13.13 $27,310 4.6 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 150 $15.21 $15.87 $33,010 7.2 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 490 $13.40 $15.03 $31,270 5.0 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 460 $8.39 $8.59 $17,870 2.7 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 170 $9.45 $9.30 $19,350 2.8 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 100 $9.82 $9.74 $20,260 1.8 %
51-6052 Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers 70 $10.06 $10.19 $21,190 3.6 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 240 $12.64 $13.59 $28,270 7.4 %
51-7021 Furniture Finishers 40 $13.22 $12.87 $26,770 9.0 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 60 $20.87 $21.85 $45,440 4.3 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 120 $18.59 $18.41 $38,300 2.8 %
51-9012 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (6) $18.26 $17.17 $35,700 7.5 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 140 $12.12 $12.74 $26,490 2.8 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 150 $15.50 $13.97 $29,050 8.8 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders (6) $17.48 $17.23 $35,840 14.4 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 340 $14.87 $14.51 $30,190 4.6 %
51-9071 Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers 50 $18.04 $16.51 $34,350 11.5 %
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians 100 $14.49 $16.22 $33,740 8.4 %
51-9083 Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians 60 $9.56 $10.58 $22,000 3.4 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 550 $12.03 $12.70 $26,410 5.1 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 110 $13.96 $15.18 $31,570 9.1 %
51-9123 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers 110 $11.98 $13.09 $27,230 8.2 %
51-9195 Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic 50 $12.40 $11.99 $24,930 8.6 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers 170 $9.32 $9.46 $19,670 4.5 %
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 19,410 $12.47 $13.67 $28,420 2.4 %
53-1011 Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors (6) $16.18 $16.63 $34,590 8.7 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 340 $17.10 $18.16 $37,770 4.4 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 710 $21.99 $21.85 $45,460 3.5 %
53-2012 Commercial Pilots (6) (4) (4) $60,810 5.9 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 90 $11.57 $12.13 $25,230 2.3 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School (6) $11.95 $12.11 $25,190 4.5 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 570 $11.72 $12.25 $25,490 7.2 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 5,050 $17.32 $16.83 $35,010 2.7 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 1,490 $12.90 $15.09 $31,380 9.3 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 100 $6.96 $7.72 $16,060 5.2 %
53-6021 Parking Lot Attendants 220 $7.28 $7.77 $16,160 8.1 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants (6) $11.32 $11.49 $23,900 4.5 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 40 $10.51 $12.21 $25,390 6.7 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 180 $20.58 $19.71 $41,000 4.9 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 1,430 $12.01 $12.38 $25,740 2.2 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 550 $10.15 $10.38 $21,590 3.0 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 4,290 $10.52 $11.10 $23,090 1.9 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 140 $9.74 $9.94 $20,680 8.7 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 1,710 $8.37 $8.47 $17,620 2.9 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 170 $18.36 $17.80 $37,020 3.6 %

About May 2003 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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

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

(5) This wage is equal to or greater than $70.00 per hour or $145,600 per year.

(6) Estimates not released.



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