Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2003 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

South Dakota (7)

These occupational employment and wage estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in South Dakota. 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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All Occupations top
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
00-0000 All Occupations 354,450 $10.99 $13.28 $27,620 0.7 %
Management Occupations top
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
11-0000 Management Occupations 12,090 $29.51 $33.82 $70,350 0.8 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 470 (5) $71.64 $149,000 3.3 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 3,650 $37.33 $42.57 $88,550 1.1 %
11-1031 Legislators 1,200 $14.94 $15.41 $32,060 2.1 %
11-2011 Advertising and Promotions Managers 50 $29.80 $33.07 $68,780 6.0 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 160 $37.98 $40.44 $84,120 4.0 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 320 $39.11 $42.26 $87,890 4.7 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 100 $31.81 $32.04 $66,650 3.6 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 300 $29.21 $30.36 $63,150 1.8 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 160 $40.23 $44.46 $92,490 3.5 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 960 $34.61 $37.51 $78,010 2.0 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers (6) $31.32 $33.18 $69,020 1.7 %
11-3051 Industrial Production Managers 350 $30.73 $32.39 $67,380 1.6 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 110 $33.10 $36.20 $75,290 5.2 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 90 $27.85 $28.99 $60,290 2.8 %
11-9021 Construction Managers 330 $28.39 $29.25 $60,840 3.8 %
11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Child Care Center/Program 60 $20.29 $20.61 $42,870 2.6 %
11-9032 Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School 620 (4) (4) $56,530 2.6 %
11-9033 Education Administrators, Postsecondary 220 $34.46 $36.17 $75,230 3.8 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers (6) $39.53 $40.19 $83,590 2.4 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 660 $18.28 $18.60 $38,680 1.2 %
11-9061 Funeral Directors 160 $21.02 $21.70 $45,130 3.9 %
11-9081 Lodging Managers 110 $19.86 $19.76 $41,100 2.4 %
11-9111 Medical and Health Services Managers 570 $28.38 $30.33 $63,080 2.3 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 480 $13.66 $15.38 $31,990 3.8 %
11-9151 Social and Community Service Managers 190 $21.08 $21.93 $45,610 2.1 %
Business and Financial Operations Occupations top
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 10,220 $18.58 $19.91 $41,400 0.9 %
13-1021 Purchasing Agents and Buyers, Farm Products 250 $20.11 $20.74 $43,130 2.9 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 260 $17.63 $17.98 $37,400 2.2 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 560 $18.61 $19.42 $40,390 1.4 %
13-1031 Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators 390 $19.66 $21.50 $44,730 4.0 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 550 $17.03 $18.07 $37,580 1.7 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 410 $18.07 $18.79 $39,080 1.6 %
13-1061 Emergency Management Specialists 60 $15.89 $16.33 $33,960 2.2 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 840 $16.32 $17.37 $36,130 1.5 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 210 $17.26 $18.29 $38,040 1.8 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 470 $17.04 $17.64 $36,690 1.3 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 790 $23.84 $25.81 $53,690 3.0 %
13-1121 Meeting and Convention Planners 150 $13.42 $14.10 $29,330 2.7 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 2,390 $19.41 $20.42 $42,480 1.4 %
13-2021 Appraisers and Assessors of Real Estate 250 $15.33 $15.47 $32,190 2.4 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 100 $18.10 $19.40 $40,360 2.4 %
13-2041 Credit Analysts 290 $19.12 $21.84 $45,430 4.1 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 240 $21.72 $22.77 $47,360 1.3 %
13-2052 Personal Financial Advisors 120 $24.27 $26.69 $55,510 4.2 %
13-2053 Insurance Underwriters 130 $24.34 $24.63 $51,220 2.8 %
13-2061 Financial Examiners 50 $19.77 $21.03 $43,740 3.9 %
13-2071 Loan Counselors 60 $21.10 $22.29 $46,370 11.0 %
13-2072 Loan Officers 1,110 $18.66 $19.38 $40,310 1.7 %
13-2081 Tax Examiners, Collectors, and Revenue Agents 180 $15.07 $15.42 $32,070 2.3 %
13-2082 Tax Preparers (6) $11.59 $13.29 $27,650 11.4 %
Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations top
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 5,100 $18.57 $20.44 $42,520 1.9 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 770 $21.68 $23.97 $49,850 4.0 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 180 $29.42 $30.41 $63,250 1.7 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 110 $30.78 $32.26 $67,110 2.6 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 2,030 $14.17 $14.59 $30,350 1.3 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 560 $27.31 $28.06 $58,370 1.2 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 100 $21.64 $23.21 $48,280 2.6 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 780 $21.43 $22.23 $46,230 1.1 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 410 $19.33 $20.43 $42,500 2.9 %
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts 120 $17.60 $20.53 $42,700 4.8 %
Architecture and Engineering Occupations top
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 3,480 $19.31 $20.65 $42,940 1.3 %
17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval 70 $27.69 $28.40 $59,060 6.7 %
17-1021 Cartographers and Photogrammetrists 50 $15.21 $15.91 $33,090 6.4 %
17-1022 Surveyors 100 $15.91 $16.29 $33,880 4.7 %
17-2051 Civil Engineers 560 $24.56 $25.33 $52,690 2.4 %
17-2071 Electrical Engineers 120 $26.83 $27.28 $56,740 2.7 %
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 190 $25.08 $25.94 $53,960 3.3 %
17-2081 Environmental Engineers 100 $22.97 $23.43 $48,740 2.8 %
17-2111 Health and Safety Engineers, Except Mining Safety Engineers and Inspectors 60 $24.26 $22.99 $47,810 10.1 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 250 $26.01 $26.74 $55,620 2.1 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 280 $26.39 $27.22 $56,610 1.9 %
17-3011 Architectural and Civil Drafters 300 $13.26 $13.31 $27,680 2.1 %
17-3012 Electrical and Electronics Drafters 40 $15.06 $15.43 $32,100 2.3 %
17-3013 Mechanical Drafters 140 $14.08 $14.14 $29,410 1.8 %
17-3022 Civil Engineering Technicians 420 $15.64 $15.74 $32,740 1.5 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 210 $15.10 $15.34 $31,900 1.8 %
17-3026 Industrial Engineering Technicians 150 $17.28 $17.31 $36,010 2.3 %
17-3027 Mechanical Engineering Technicians 150 $16.00 $16.79 $34,910 2.4 %
17-3031 Surveying and Mapping Technicians 100 $12.08 $12.47 $25,930 2.9 %
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations top
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 2,250 $15.03 $17.18 $35,740 3.5 %
19-1010 Agricultural and Food Scientists 120 $19.16 $19.73 $41,040 3.4 %
19-1023 Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists 80 $18.02 $19.46 $40,480 2.4 %
19-1031 Conservation Scientists 90 $17.65 $18.01 $37,470 1.6 %
19-1032 Foresters 100 $16.75 $17.88 $37,200 1.8 %
19-1042 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists 50 $27.03 $48.14 $100,130 12.3 %
19-2031 Chemists 50 $21.04 $21.69 $45,110 1.9 %
19-2041 Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 110 $20.26 $21.19 $44,070 1.3 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 130 $18.19 $19.35 $40,240 3.3 %
19-3031 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists 120 $26.34 $27.56 $57,320 3.7 %
19-3051 Urban and Regional Planners 150 $19.24 $19.27 $40,080 2.1 %
19-4021 Biological Technicians 30 $10.48 $12.66 $26,340 6.4 %
19-4031 Chemical Technicians 40 $12.33 $12.30 $25,580 2.4 %
19-4091 Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 60 $10.40 $10.71 $22,280 2.9 %
19-4093 Forest and Conservation Technicians 80 $11.74 $12.13 $25,240 3.5 %
Community and Social Services Occupations top
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 4,400 $14.15 $14.55 $30,270 2.0 %
21-1011 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors 370 $13.84 $14.65 $30,480 3.3 %
21-1012 Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors 530 $15.89 $16.45 $34,210 2.7 %
21-1013 Marriage and Family Therapists 60 $13.47 $14.90 $31,000 3.3 %
21-1014 Mental Health Counselors 140 $16.27 $16.55 $34,430 2.6 %
21-1015 Rehabilitation Counselors 250 $13.84 $15.43 $32,090 12.5 %
21-1021 Child, Family, and School Social Workers 1,060 $13.97 $14.34 $29,830 1.0 %
21-1022 Medical and Public Health Social Workers 690 $15.56 $15.93 $33,130 6.7 %
21-1023 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 300 $14.94 $14.87 $30,920 3.1 %
21-1091 Health Educators 50 $13.67 $15.93 $33,130 4.6 %
21-1092 Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists 350 $15.20 $15.29 $31,810 1.6 %
21-1093 Social and Human Service Assistants 510 $8.45 $8.83 $18,370 2.4 %
21-2011 Clergy 80 $16.48 $16.60 $34,530 2.8 %
Legal Occupations top
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
23-0000 Legal Occupations 1,470 $21.40 $23.21 $48,270 4.0 %
23-1011 Lawyers (6) $26.03 $30.17 $62,760 4.6 %
23-2091 Court Reporters 50 $19.24 $18.43 $38,340 1.8 %
23-2093 Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers (6) $16.59 $17.98 $37,390 10.2 %
Education, Training, and Library Occupations top
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 21,900 $14.15 $15.11 $31,430 1.5 %
25-1011 Business Teachers, Postsecondary 290 (4) (4) $46,220 6.8 %
25-1021 Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary 190 (4) (4) $43,370 5.0 %
25-1022 Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary 130 (4) (4) $43,200 3.0 %
25-1032 Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary 100 (4) (4) $63,120 10.2 %
25-1051 Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $60,130 6.0 %
25-1052 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary 60 (4) (4) $50,100 4.8 %
25-1062 Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary 70 (4) (4) $61,090 5.4 %
25-1065 Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $52,750 5.1 %
25-1066 Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary 90 (4) (4) $45,770 6.0 %
25-1067 Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (4) (4) $46,770 3.9 %
25-1071 Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary 100 (4) (4) $51,580 4.5 %
25-1072 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary 120 (4) (4) $41,110 2.3 %
25-1081 Education Teachers, Postsecondary 220 (4) (4) $43,430 3.7 %
25-1121 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary 170 (4) (4) $43,450 3.3 %
25-1122 Communications Teachers, Postsecondary 70 (4) (4) $41,460 4.4 %
25-1123 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 170 (4) (4) $40,970 2.4 %
25-1124 Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 40 (4) (4) $44,010 4.3 %
25-1125 History Teachers, Postsecondary 60 (4) (4) $42,440 3.7 %
25-1126 Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary 50 (4) (4) $42,970 4.4 %
25-1193 Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary 150 (4) (4) $42,630 3.1 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 280 $16.96 $17.53 $36,460 3.5 %
25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 780 $10.53 $10.77 $22,410 2.7 %
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 470 (4) (4) $30,570 1.6 %
25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 4,240 (4) (4) $32,590 1.2 %
25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 2,210 (4) (4) $33,220 2.6 %
25-2023 Vocational Education Teachers, Middle School 50 (4) (4) $32,890 2.5 %
25-2031 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education 3,510 (4) (4) $33,220 1.7 %
25-2032 Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School 320 (4) (4) $32,330 2.2 %
25-2041 Special Education Teachers, Preschool, Kindergarten, and Elementary School 620 (4) (4) $31,110 1.4 %
25-2042 Special Education Teachers, Middle School 260 (4) (4) $31,470 2.0 %
25-2043 Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 380 (4) (4) $32,120 1.8 %
25-3011 Adult Literacy, Remedial Education, and Ged Teachers and Instructors 180 $13.13 $13.84 $28,790 3.8 %
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 150 $10.22 $10.76 $22,370 3.5 %
25-4010 Archivists, Curators, and Museum Technicians 70 $15.56 $15.68 $32,610 2.2 %
25-4021 Librarians 460 $14.10 $15.06 $31,330 2.1 %
25-4031 Library Technicians 340 $10.25 $10.71 $22,270 1.8 %
25-9031 Instructional Coordinators 160 $19.85 $20.30 $42,230 2.5 %
25-9041 Teacher Assistants 4,260 (4) (4) $19,440 1.4 %
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations top
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 4,450 $11.53 $12.66 $26,340 2.2 %
27-1014 Multi-Media Artists and Animators 60 $12.76 $14.20 $29,540 2.8 %
27-1021 Commercial and Industrial Designers 80 $13.26 $14.02 $29,170 3.6 %
27-1023 Floral Designers 370 $7.65 $7.90 $16,430 3.5 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 200 $12.80 $13.24 $27,530 1.9 %
27-1025 Interior Designers 30 $13.70 $15.20 $31,610 5.1 %
27-1026 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers 320 $9.70 $9.92 $20,640 6.7 %
27-2012 Producers and Directors 80 (4) (4) $32,770 3.3 %
27-2022 Coaches and Scouts 500 (4) (4) $25,980 3.1 %
27-2032 Choreographers (6) $9.55 $10.06 $20,930 4.0 %
27-3010 Announcers 540 $9.12 $9.93 $20,650 3.2 %
27-3020 News Analysts, Reporters and Correspondents 280 $12.23 $13.65 $28,390 3.5 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 770 $16.06 $17.02 $35,400 2.7 %
27-3041 Editors 230 $15.73 $16.26 $33,820 4.4 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 40 $16.09 $16.02 $33,310 2.0 %
27-3043 Writers and Authors (6) $14.37 $18.58 $38,640 10.2 %
27-3091 Interpreters and Translators (6) $13.13 $14.79 $30,760 6.7 %
27-4012 Broadcast Technicians 100 $9.48 $10.99 $22,850 2.7 %
27-4014 Sound Engineering Technicians 30 $11.34 $11.61 $24,160 4.3 %
27-4021 Photographers 200 $9.60 $10.69 $22,240 5.0 %
27-4031 Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture 120 $8.44 $9.45 $19,660 7.0 %
27-4032 Film and Video Editors 30 $14.06 $14.58 $30,330 3.4 %
Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations top
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 19,570 $18.14 $22.01 $45,780 2.1 %
29-1011 Chiropractors 110 $32.18 $42.96 $89,350 15.3 %
29-1020 Dentists 280 $35.98 $47.44 $98,670 17.6 %
29-1031 Dietitians and Nutritionists 110 $18.81 $20.29 $42,210 4.8 %
29-1041 Optometrists (6) (5) $78.09 $162,420 24.1 %
29-1051 Pharmacists 690 $33.97 $33.43 $69,540 2.4 %
29-1061 Anesthesiologists 120 $55.52 $58.07 $120,780 2.9 %
29-1062 Family and General Practitioners 240 $63.50 $61.77 $128,470 12.5 %
29-1063 Internists, General 190 (5) $89.54 $186,230 4.6 %
29-1064 Obstetricians and Gynecologists (6) (5) $96.71 $201,150 10.1 %
29-1067 Surgeons 180 (5) $98.24 $204,350 5.0 %
29-1071 Physician Assistants 300 $31.68 $31.51 $65,540 2.1 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 8,120 $19.21 $19.62 $40,800 1.8 %
29-1121 Audiologists 40 $22.00 $21.60 $44,930 2.3 %
29-1122 Occupational Therapists 270 $20.76 $21.51 $44,740 1.8 %
29-1123 Physical Therapists 490 $24.65 $24.87 $51,730 1.4 %
29-1124 Radiation Therapists (6) $22.78 $22.93 $47,680 3.1 %
29-1125 Recreational Therapists 50 $14.46 $14.29 $29,720 2.7 %
29-1126 Respiratory Therapists 210 $18.02 $18.40 $38,260 1.7 %
29-1127 Speech-Language Pathologists 260 $18.11 $18.22 $37,910 1.5 %
29-1131 Veterinarians 110 $26.52 $29.37 $61,090 8.9 %
29-2011 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 680 $17.34 $17.60 $36,610 2.0 %
29-2012 Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 370 $12.35 $12.54 $26,090 1.7 %
29-2021 Dental Hygienists 380 $22.70 $22.13 $46,030 2.6 %
29-2031 Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 150 $16.48 $17.01 $35,390 2.2 %
29-2032 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 120 $20.24 $20.71 $43,080 3.9 %
29-2033 Nuclear Medicine Technologists 70 $20.53 $20.78 $43,230 2.3 %
29-2034 Radiologic Technologists and Technicians 770 $17.81 $18.26 $37,980 1.6 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 550 $10.16 $10.33 $21,490 1.3 %
29-2052 Pharmacy Technicians 650 $10.47 $10.90 $22,680 2.3 %
29-2053 Psychiatric Technicians 110 $12.00 $11.91 $24,780 2.0 %
29-2055 Surgical Technologists 360 $13.24 $13.79 $28,690 1.4 %
29-2056 Veterinary Technologists and Technicians 160 $10.61 $10.72 $22,290 2.8 %
29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 1,770 $12.66 $12.73 $26,470 1.0 %
29-2071 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 720 $10.88 $11.84 $24,630 2.3 %
29-2081 Opticians, Dispensing 330 $10.62 $11.20 $23,300 6.5 %
29-9010 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians 120 $20.24 $21.21 $44,110 1.7 %
29-9091 Athletic Trainers 80 (4) (4) $30,950 2.0 %
Healthcare Support Occupations top
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations 10,180 $9.32 $9.59 $19,940 1.2 %
31-1011 Home Health Aides 610 $8.58 $8.77 $18,240 1.7 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 5,920 $8.83 $8.90 $18,510 1.1 %
31-1013 Psychiatric Aides 450 $10.74 $10.93 $22,740 1.7 %
31-2011 Occupational Therapist Assistants 30 $12.38 $12.51 $26,020 1.9 %
31-2021 Physical Therapist Assistants 190 $11.79 $11.88 $24,700 2.1 %
31-2022 Physical Therapist Aides 130 $9.25 $9.07 $18,870 2.1 %
31-9011 Massage Therapists 160 $11.46 $12.40 $25,780 5.8 %
31-9091 Dental Assistants 670 $11.43 $11.64 $24,210 5.0 %
31-9092 Medical Assistants 900 $10.04 $10.16 $21,130 1.5 %
31-9093 Medical Equipment Preparers 50 $10.78 $10.99 $22,860 1.6 %
31-9094 Medical Transcriptionists 780 $11.17 $11.56 $24,050 1.3 %
31-9095 Pharmacy Aides 160 $8.45 $8.55 $17,780 4.7 %
31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers 120 $7.65 $7.86 $16,350 3.6 %
Protective Service Occupations top
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 5,090 $12.53 $13.40 $27,880 3.2 %
33-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Correctional Officers 40 $18.38 $18.41 $38,300 2.0 %
33-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Police and Detectives 170 $20.27 $21.45 $44,610 2.1 %
33-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers 30 $24.75 $24.40 $50,740 3.5 %
33-2011 Fire Fighters 400 $16.30 $16.23 $33,760 5.1 %
33-3012 Correctional Officers and Jailers 990 $12.92 $13.09 $27,230 2.0 %
33-3021 Detectives and Criminal Investigators 190 $18.45 $18.95 $39,420 1.3 %
33-3051 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 1,510 $13.93 $14.77 $30,710 3.3 %
33-9011 Animal Control Workers 40 $10.38 $10.41 $21,660 2.8 %
33-9021 Private Detectives and Investigators (6) $10.14 $10.62 $22,080 4.7 %
33-9031 Gaming Surveillance Officers and Gaming Investigators 100 $8.34 $8.52 $17,710 2.0 %
33-9032 Security Guards 1,000 $9.08 $9.41 $19,580 2.4 %
33-9091 Crossing Guards 70 $8.79 $9.16 $19,040 2.0 %
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations top
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 35,910 $6.98 $7.39 $15,380 1.6 %
35-1011 Chefs and Head Cooks 50 $13.35 $13.32 $27,710 2.6 %
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 2,060 $11.18 $11.41 $23,720 1.2 %
35-2011 Cooks, Fast Food 1,960 $6.87 $7.01 $14,590 2.1 %
35-2012 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 1,880 $8.70 $8.72 $18,140 1.3 %
35-2014 Cooks, Restaurant 1,910 $8.27 $8.44 $17,550 1.7 %
35-2015 Cooks, Short Order 570 $7.27 $7.38 $15,350 2.0 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 3,720 $7.40 $7.37 $15,320 0.9 %
35-3011 Bartenders 2,070 $6.73 $6.89 $14,340 1.7 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 9,220 $7.02 $7.35 $15,280 4.6 %
35-3022 Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop 2,000 $6.86 $6.99 $14,540 1.5 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 6,210 $6.26 $6.28 $13,050 1.2 %
35-3041 Food Servers, Nonrestaurant 110 $8.03 $8.02 $16,680 3.8 %
35-9011 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 1,450 $6.59 $6.64 $13,820 1.3 %
35-9021 Dishwashers 2,090 $6.53 $6.61 $13,750 1.1 %
35-9031 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 600 $6.77 $6.85 $14,240 1.5 %
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations top
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 14,810 $8.35 $8.76 $18,220 1.0 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 590 $12.57 $13.01 $27,070 1.4 %
37-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 370 $13.59 $13.90 $28,920 3.3 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 7,500 $8.32 $8.54 $17,760 1.2 %
37-2012 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 3,890 $7.55 $7.63 $15,870 2.1 %
37-2021 Pest Control Workers 50 $11.76 $11.75 $24,440 17.5 %
37-3011 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 1,870 $8.79 $9.10 $18,940 1.6 %
37-3012 Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation 290 $11.41 $11.98 $24,910 4.9 %
Personal Care and Service Occupations top
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 10,170 $8.23 $8.68 $18,060 1.8 %
39-1011 Gaming Supervisors 110 $13.07 $13.20 $27,460 1.7 %
39-1012 Slot Key Persons 40 $11.12 $11.07 $23,030 3.4 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 330 $13.19 $14.05 $29,230 3.9 %
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 230 $7.69 $7.97 $16,590 4.8 %
39-3011 Gaming Dealers 380 $8.31 $8.75 $18,190 5.3 %
39-3012 Gaming and Sports Book Writers and Runners 110 $7.65 $7.64 $15,890 5.6 %
39-3021 Motion Picture Projectionists 30 $7.28 $7.32 $15,220 2.7 %
39-3031 Ushers, Lobby Attendants, and Ticket Takers 290 $6.70 $6.84 $14,220 1.7 %
39-3091 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 670 $6.88 $7.02 $14,600 1.8 %
39-3093 Locker Room, Coatroom, and Dressing Room Attendants 70 $7.75 $7.60 $15,800 2.9 %
39-4021 Funeral Attendants (6) $8.00 $8.24 $17,140 4.1 %
39-5012 Hairdressers, Hairstylists, and Cosmetologists 1,020 $11.25 $11.72 $24,370 4.3 %
39-5092 Manicurists and Pedicurists 50 $12.39 $11.68 $24,290 3.7 %
39-6011 Baggage Porters and Bellhops 60 $7.13 $7.54 $15,680 6.9 %
39-6021 Tour Guides and Escorts 150 $7.71 $7.73 $16,090 2.9 %
39-9011 Child Care Workers 2,400 $7.05 $7.20 $14,980 1.7 %
39-9021 Personal and Home Care Aides 1,170 $8.03 $8.05 $16,740 2.7 %
39-9031 Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 810 $9.08 $9.11 $18,940 3.0 %
39-9032 Recreation Workers 610 $9.15 $9.24 $19,230 2.4 %
39-9041 Residential Advisors 1,420 $8.67 $8.86 $18,430 1.6 %
Sales and Related Occupations top
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 41,570 $8.77 $12.37 $25,740 1.6 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 3,500 $14.79 $15.90 $33,070 1.4 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 1,140 $26.04 $28.86 $60,040 3.5 %
41-2011 Cashiers 12,400 $7.00 $7.11 $14,780 0.7 %
41-2012 Gaming Change Persons and Booth Cashiers 330 $8.15 $8.13 $16,900 2.5 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 1,140 $6.87 $7.61 $15,830 2.8 %
41-2022 Parts Salespersons 1,450 $11.02 $11.24 $23,380 2.0 %
41-2031 Retail Salespersons 12,130 $8.14 $9.17 $19,060 1.5 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents 590 $13.98 $15.26 $31,750 2.2 %
41-3021 Insurance Sales Agents 1,090 $19.34 $24.84 $51,670 9.1 %
41-3031 Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents 420 $42.66 $47.32 $98,420 6.0 %
41-3041 Travel Agents 170 $9.72 $9.82 $20,430 3.5 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 1,460 $24.16 $27.25 $56,680 4.8 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 4,300 $17.94 $19.11 $39,760 2.4 %
41-9011 Demonstrators and Product Promoters 100 $8.08 $8.48 $17,630 3.2 %
41-9031 Sales Engineers 50 $31.19 $32.03 $66,620 3.5 %
41-9041 Telemarketers 920 $9.37 $9.76 $20,300 4.7 %
Office and Administrative Support Occupations top
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 62,940 $10.29 $10.84 $22,550 0.7 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 3,940 $16.87 $17.68 $36,780 1.9 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service (6) $10.10 $10.14 $21,100 2.1 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 3,290 $11.32 $11.87 $24,680 2.4 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 1,920 $10.13 $10.24 $21,290 1.2 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 8,040 $10.72 $10.75 $22,360 0.5 %
43-3041 Gaming Cage Workers 150 $8.61 $8.82 $18,350 3.0 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 430 $11.38 $11.47 $23,850 0.9 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 190 $10.61 $10.77 $22,400 1.0 %
43-3071 Tellers 1,660 $8.58 $8.77 $18,230 1.7 %
43-4011 Brokerage Clerks 170 $12.58 $12.98 $27,000 3.5 %
43-4021 Correspondence Clerks 400 $10.79 $10.93 $22,740 1.4 %
43-4031 Court, Municipal, and License Clerks 670 $10.09 $10.41 $21,660 1.6 %
43-4041 Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 650 $11.16 $11.35 $23,600 1.5 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 8,350 $10.55 $10.94 $22,760 1.2 %
43-4061 Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs 460 $12.57 $12.35 $25,690 1.8 %
43-4071 File Clerks 250 $8.74 $8.98 $18,680 1.4 %
43-4081 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 1,380 $8.02 $8.07 $16,780 2.2 %
43-4111 Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan 360 $9.79 $9.91 $20,620 2.7 %
43-4121 Library Assistants, Clerical 240 $7.64 $7.64 $15,880 2.0 %
43-4131 Loan Interviewers and Clerks 1,380 $10.94 $11.10 $23,090 1.3 %
43-4141 New Accounts Clerks 210 $12.41 $12.82 $26,680 4.7 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 1,170 $9.53 $9.90 $20,600 1.7 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 300 $11.03 $11.20 $23,290 1.2 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 3,400 $8.70 $8.91 $18,520 0.9 %
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 470 $8.36 $8.89 $18,490 3.1 %
43-5011 Cargo and Freight Agents 510 $20.94 $20.27 $42,170 7.3 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers (6) $8.69 $8.80 $18,300 2.1 %
43-5031 Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 350 $10.96 $11.34 $23,590 2.6 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 420 $11.59 $11.97 $24,900 1.9 %
43-5041 Meter Readers, Utilities 110 $12.92 $13.50 $28,090 2.0 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 630 $12.75 $13.06 $27,170 1.2 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 1,040 $10.74 $10.88 $22,630 1.3 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 4,540 $7.67 $8.24 $17,140 1.4 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 100 $11.64 $11.21 $23,310 2.5 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 2,540 $13.03 $13.21 $27,470 0.5 %
43-6012 Legal Secretaries 370 $12.06 $11.96 $24,870 2.4 %
43-6013 Medical Secretaries 500 $11.78 $11.63 $24,190 5.4 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 5,130 $9.88 $9.90 $20,590 0.9 %
43-9011 Computer Operators 140 $11.04 $11.34 $23,590 3.3 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 260 $8.70 $8.97 $18,650 4.2 %
43-9031 Desktop Publishers 340 $9.76 $9.93 $20,660 2.4 %
43-9041 Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks 1,310 $10.38 $10.61 $22,060 1.4 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 550 $9.51 $9.78 $20,350 3.3 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 3,640 $8.47 $8.66 $18,000 1.0 %
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations top
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 1,200 $9.55 $10.04 $20,870 3.1 %
45-2041 Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products 520 $9.56 $9.56 $19,890 1.9 %
45-2092 Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 180 $8.18 $8.33 $17,330 4.7 %
45-2093 Farmworkers, Farm and Ranch Animals 200 $8.02 $8.48 $17,640 10.9 %
45-4011 Forest and Conservation Workers 120 $10.36 $10.72 $22,300 2.5 %
45-4022 Logging Equipment Operators 40 $15.29 $14.38 $29,920 8.6 %
Construction and Extraction Occupations top
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 18,790 $12.37 $13.17 $27,380 0.8 %
47-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 1,950 $19.17 $19.57 $40,700 1.6 %
47-2011 Boilermakers 60 $17.46 $16.45 $34,230 9.9 %
47-2021 Brickmasons and Blockmasons 250 $19.33 $19.48 $40,530 5.0 %
47-2031 Carpenters 3,440 $12.09 $12.12 $25,210 2.4 %
47-2041 Carpet Installers 130 $11.06 $11.64 $24,220 3.8 %
47-2044 Tile and Marble Setters 70 $13.84 $14.96 $31,110 8.2 %
47-2051 Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers 1,200 $11.63 $11.95 $24,850 2.0 %
47-2061 Construction Laborers 1,960 $10.16 $10.42 $21,670 2.2 %
47-2071 Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators 290 $12.86 $13.07 $27,190 2.5 %
47-2073 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 1,450 $13.19 $13.49 $28,060 2.5 %
47-2081 Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers 350 $12.30 $12.94 $26,910 5.1 %
47-2111 Electricians 1,430 $14.71 $15.68 $32,620 2.0 %
47-2121 Glaziers 190 $12.63 $12.86 $26,750 3.5 %
47-2130 Insulation Workers (6) $9.94 $9.96 $20,720 3.1 %
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 430 $10.66 $11.12 $23,140 2.9 %
47-2151 Pipelayers 100 $12.47 $13.91 $28,920 3.7 %
47-2152 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 900 $14.85 $15.26 $31,750 2.3 %
47-2181 Roofers 250 $10.90 $10.86 $22,590 3.0 %
47-2211 Sheet Metal Workers 400 $11.84 $11.97 $24,900 3.6 %
47-2221 Structural Iron and Steel Workers 350 $11.64 $12.68 $26,380 4.0 %
47-3011 Helpers—Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters 240 $10.98 $10.91 $22,690 2.7 %
47-3012 Helpers—Carpenters 760 $8.38 $8.44 $17,550 5.4 %
47-3013 Helpers—Electricians 220 $8.61 $8.89 $18,480 3.5 %
47-3015 Helpers—Pipelayers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 190 $9.62 $9.60 $19,970 3.3 %
47-3016 Helpers—Roofers (6) $7.54 $7.68 $15,980 6.8 %
47-4011 Construction and Building Inspectors 130 $15.83 $15.98 $33,240 3.0 %
47-4041 Hazardous Materials Removal Workers 80 $13.73 $14.35 $29,840 3.3 %
47-4051 Highway Maintenance Workers 1,200 $11.33 $11.50 $23,930 1.8 %
47-5021 Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas 60 $13.93 $15.00 $31,210 3.4 %
47-5071 Roustabouts, Oil and Gas (6) $8.51 $8.94 $18,600 9.2 %
47-5081 Helpers—Extraction Workers 40 $8.04 $8.87 $18,440 5.3 %
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations top
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 14,250 $13.58 $14.70 $30,570 0.9 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 1,200 $21.15 $21.72 $45,170 1.3 %
49-2011 Computer, Automated Teller, and Office Machine Repairers 570 $14.32 $14.95 $31,100 4.6 %
49-2022 Telecommunications Equipment Installers and Repairers, Except Line Installers 470 $21.44 $20.73 $43,110 2.1 %
49-2094 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Commercial and Industrial Equipment 110 $15.59 $16.46 $34,230 3.4 %
49-2095 Electrical and Electronics Repairers, Powerhouse, Substation, and Relay (6) $25.05 $24.18 $50,300 5.5 %
49-2096 Electronic Equipment Installers and Repairers, Motor Vehicles (6) $10.69 $10.97 $22,830 5.1 %
49-2097 Electronic Home Entertainment Equipment Installers and Repairers 110 $10.75 $11.48 $23,870 3.0 %
49-2098 Security and Fire Alarm Systems Installers 30 $12.98 $13.24 $27,550 5.9 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 150 $13.68 $15.79 $32,850 8.0 %
49-3021 Automotive Body and Related Repairers 630 $13.03 $14.05 $29,220 4.6 %
49-3022 Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers 110 $12.87 $12.93 $26,890 3.9 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 1,710 $13.04 $13.76 $28,620 2.4 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 850 $14.12 $14.58 $30,330 2.5 %
49-3041 Farm Equipment Mechanics 580 $13.12 $12.96 $26,950 4.3 %
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 420 $16.00 $16.09 $33,470 2.0 %
49-3051 Motorboat Mechanics 30 $11.31 $11.50 $23,920 3.5 %
49-3052 Motorcycle Mechanics 120 $12.35 $13.43 $27,940 5.6 %
49-3053 Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics 100 $8.99 $9.87 $20,520 6.2 %
49-3092 Recreational Vehicle Service Technicians 50 $11.86 $11.59 $24,110 5.7 %
49-3093 Tire Repairers and Changers 300 $8.75 $8.90 $18,510 2.8 %
49-9012 Control and Valve Installers and Repairers, Except Mechanical Door 170 $18.33 $18.18 $37,810 2.7 %
49-9021 Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 890 $13.38 $14.80 $30,780 4.5 %
49-9031 Home Appliance Repairers 160 $14.11 $13.87 $28,840 5.9 %
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 700 $14.97 $15.22 $31,650 1.4 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 2,390 $10.72 $10.96 $22,790 1.1 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 70 $10.16 $10.87 $22,620 4.2 %
49-9044 Millwrights 80 $16.38 $16.69 $34,720 1.9 %
49-9051 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 620 $20.20 $20.14 $41,900 1.8 %
49-9052 Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 540 $14.75 $16.46 $34,240 3.2 %
49-9062 Medical Equipment Repairers 90 $18.29 $17.77 $36,950 4.4 %
49-9091 Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers 260 $11.60 $11.91 $24,780 4.8 %
49-9094 Locksmiths and Safe Repairers 30 $10.86 $12.64 $26,300 11.3 %
49-9095 Manufactured Building and Mobile Home Installers 110 $10.60 $11.02 $22,920 1.6 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 250 $8.52 $8.71 $18,120 3.1 %
Production Occupations top
Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
51-0000 Production Occupations 28,100 $11.33 $11.77 $24,490 1.0 %
51-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Production and Operating Workers 1,780 $19.19 $19.51 $40,570 1.1 %
51-2022 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers 2,350 $9.95 $10.03 $20,860 2.7 %
51-2031 Engine and Other Machine Assemblers 370 $12.01 $11.87 $24,690 1.3 %
51-2041 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters 100 $12.04 $12.65 $26,320 4.4 %
51-2092 Team Assemblers 3,170 $9.74 $10.01 $20,820 2.1 %
51-3011 Bakers 410 $8.47 $8.72 $18,140 2.3 %
51-3021 Butchers and Meat Cutters 480 $10.52 $10.76 $22,380 2.3 %
51-3091 Food and Tobacco Roasting, Baking, and Drying Machine Operators and Tenders 150 $11.78 $11.93 $24,820 6.0 %
51-3092 Food Batchmakers 80 $10.38 $10.01 $20,830 2.6 %
51-3093 Food Cooking Machine Operators and Tenders 140 $10.91 $11.16 $23,210 5.6 %
51-4011 Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 190 $13.65 $13.54 $28,160 2.0 %
51-4012 Numerical Tool and Process Control Programmers 70 $13.16 $13.42 $27,910 4.2 %
51-4021 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 210 $10.67 $11.24 $23,380 4.2 %
51-4022 Forging Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 120 $13.04 $13.57 $28,230 4.6 %
51-4023 Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 80 $11.55 $12.40 $25,790 7.4 %
51-4031 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 970 $12.22 $12.48 $25,960 2.2 %
51-4032 Drilling and Boring Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 180 $12.75 $12.76 $26,540 2.0 %
51-4033 Grinding, Lapping, Polishing, and Buffing Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 220 $10.67 $10.95 $22,770 2.4 %
51-4034 Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 130 $12.36 $12.29 $25,560 1.9 %
51-4035 Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 70 $12.49 $12.57 $26,150 2.7 %
51-4041 Machinists 520 $12.87 $13.08 $27,210 1.5 %
51-4072 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 370 $10.77 $11.33 $23,560 3.1 %
51-4081 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 70 $10.96 $11.08 $23,040 2.9 %
51-4111 Tool and Die Makers 210 $15.48 $16.03 $33,340 5.1 %
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 1,770 $11.89 $12.04 $25,040 1.2 %
51-4122 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 490 $12.81 $12.73 $26,480 2.4 %
51-4192 Lay-Out Workers, Metal and Plastic 30 $10.72 $10.94 $22,760 6.1 %
51-4193 Plating and Coating Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 80 $10.37 $10.63 $22,110 2.5 %
51-4194 Tool Grinders, Filers, and Sharpeners 60 $12.72 $12.71 $26,430 3.0 %
51-5011 Bindery Workers 170 $9.22 $9.88 $20,540 4.3 %
51-5021 Job Printers (6) $12.09 $12.54 $26,080 5.5 %
51-5022 Prepress Technicians and Workers 190 $11.04 $11.77 $24,480 3.3 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 620 $12.42 $12.62 $26,250 1.8 %
51-6011 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 970 $7.87 $7.91 $16,450 1.2 %
51-6021 Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 100 $8.16 $8.21 $17,080 3.4 %
51-6031 Sewing Machine Operators 440 $8.07 $8.26 $17,190 1.7 %
51-6052 Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers 30 $8.83 $9.29 $19,320 6.2 %
51-7011 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 610 $10.40 $10.65 $22,140 1.8 %
51-7041 Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood 260 $11.42 $11.91 $24,760 2.4 %
51-7042 Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing 390 $11.30 $11.41 $23,740 1.4 %
51-8012 Power Distributors and Dispatchers 40 $18.84 $18.42 $38,310 4.5 %
51-8021 Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators 70 $13.12 $13.03 $27,110 1.4 %
51-8031 Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operators 700 $13.34 $13.97 $29,050 2.2 %
51-9011 Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders 60 $11.06 $11.39 $23,680 2.0 %
51-9012 Separating, Filtering, Clarifying, Precipitating, and Still Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 120 $11.28 $11.89 $24,730 3.8 %
51-9021 Crushing, Grinding, and Polishing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 190 $11.60 $11.87 $24,680 1.9 %
51-9022 Grinding and Polishing Workers, Hand 200 $10.15 $10.29 $21,400 3.0 %
51-9023 Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 190 $13.58 $13.71 $28,530 2.0 %
51-9031 Cutters and Trimmers, Hand 110 $8.36 $8.80 $18,290 3.9 %
51-9032 Cutting and Slicing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 390 $11.25 $11.06 $23,000 2.6 %
51-9041 Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 430 $12.56 $12.49 $25,980 2.7 %
51-9051 Furnace, Kiln, Oven, Drier, and Kettle Operators and Tenders 50 $13.32 $13.63 $28,360 2.0 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 960 $12.38 $12.42 $25,840 1.9 %
51-9071 Jewelers and Precious Stone and Metal Workers 250 $10.81 $11.44 $23,800 3.1 %
51-9081 Dental Laboratory Technicians 100 $10.45 $10.69 $22,240 3.2 %
51-9083 Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians 30 $10.58 $10.43 $21,700 4.3 %
51-9111 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders 770 $10.97 $10.84 $22,540 2.0 %
51-9121 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 650 $11.45 $11.43 $23,770 2.0 %
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment 160 $12.47 $13.32 $27,700 6.6 %
51-9123 Painting, Coating, and Decorating Workers 110 $9.08 $9.21 $19,160 3.8 %
51-9131 Photographic Process Workers 100 $9.80 $9.93 $20,660 2.6 %
51-9132 Photographic Processing Machine Operators 160 $9.72 $9.78 $20,340 5.5 %
51-9191 Cementing and Gluing Machine Operators and Tenders 120 $10.91 $11.26 $23,430 1.7 %
51-9192 Cleaning, Washing, and Metal Pickling Equipment Operators and Tenders 90 $12.17 $12.11 $25,180 3.9 %
51-9194 Etchers and Engravers 90 $10.20 $10.47 $21,780 3.6 %
51-9196 Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 110 $11.72 $11.08 $23,050 2.3 %
51-9198 Helpers—Production Workers (6) $8.37 $8.39 $17,450 3.6 %
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations top
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 26,520 $10.66 $11.59 $24,100 1.2 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 360 $17.41 $17.91 $37,260 2.8 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 510 $20.66 $20.42 $42,470 2.3 %
53-2012 Commercial Pilots 140 (4) (4) $40,040 3.6 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 350 $10.74 $10.56 $21,970 3.0 %
53-3022 Bus Drivers, School 1,270 $10.27 $10.50 $21,850 1.4 %
53-3031 Driver/Sales Workers 1,420 $10.69 $11.64 $24,210 6.2 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 6,720 $13.41 $14.36 $29,870 1.6 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 2,280 $10.57 $11.72 $24,380 3.0 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 340 $8.96 $9.05 $18,830 3.3 %
53-4011 Locomotive Engineers 140 $20.24 $19.90 $41,380 3.3 %
53-4021 Railroad Brake, Signal, and Switch Operators 30 $18.03 $16.34 $33,990 8.3 %
53-6021 Parking Lot Attendants 110 $8.64 $8.90 $18,510 2.1 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 430 $8.09 $8.18 $17,010 1.8 %
53-6051 Transportation Inspectors 90 $15.94 $15.99 $33,270 1.9 %
53-7011 Conveyor Operators and Tenders 320 $10.49 $10.61 $22,070 2.1 %
53-7021 Crane and Tower Operators 90 $16.60 $16.58 $34,490 4.2 %
53-7032 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators 500 $13.28 $13.30 $27,670 1.8 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 960 $12.12 $12.11 $25,200 1.4 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 960 $7.60 $7.64 $15,900 2.0 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 5,880 $8.81 $9.09 $18,910 0.9 %
53-7063 Machine Feeders and Offbearers 410 $10.07 $10.43 $21,700 4.8 %
53-7064 Packers and Packagers, Hand 2,470 $8.27 $8.77 $18,250 2.4 %
53-7081 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 440 $8.74 $9.43 $19,610 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.

(7) Due to a processing error, the May 2003 estimates do not reflect about 10,000 Federal government and U.S. Postal Service employees in South Dakota. This error affects the occupational employment and earnings estimates both for South Dakota and for the U.S. as a whole, though the impact on the latter is likely to be negligible. These employees will be included in the estimates for November 2003. BLS regrets any inconvenience this error might have caused data users. For further information, call the Division of Occupational Employment Statistics at 202-691-6569.



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May 2003 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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Last Modified Date: September 10, 2004

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